Reconsidering the Awakening: The Literary Sisterhood of Kate Chopin and George Egerton
Rich, Charlotte, Southern Quarterly
A REVIEW OF KATE CHOPIN'S The Awakening in the Los Angeles Sunday Times in June 1899 found the book "unhealthily introspective and morbid," though it included a highly qualified compliment: "As the biography of one individual out of that large section of femininity which may be classified as 'fool women,' the book is a strong and graceful piece of work" (Culley 152). The reviewer also noted that Chopin's novel "is like one of Aubrey Beardsley's hideous but haunting pictures with their disfiguring leer of sensuality, but yet carrying a distinguishing strength of grace and individuality." Scholars have since briefly mentioned connections between Chopin's novel and the young British …
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Publication information: Article title: Reconsidering the Awakening: The Literary Sisterhood of Kate Chopin and George Egerton. Contributors: Rich, Charlotte - Author. Journal title: Southern Quarterly. Volume: 41. Issue: 3 Publication date: Spring 2003. Page number: 121. © Southern Quarterly Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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