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The Complete Works of Kate Chopin

by Kate Chopin edited by Per Seyersted

Southern Literary Studies

1032 pages / 6.00 x 9.00 inches / no illustrations

ebook available

Fiction | Literature - American

  Hardcover / 9780807108499 / December 1969
  Paperback / 9780807131510 / May 2006

In 1969, Per Seyersted gave the world the first collected works of Kate Chopin. Seyersted's presentation of Chopin's writings and biographical and bibliographical information led to the rediscovery and celebration of this turn-of-the-century author. Newsweek hailed the two-volume opus—"In story after story and in all her novels, Kate Chopin's oracular feminism and prophetic psychology almost outweigh her estimable literary talents. Her revival is both interesting and timely." Now for the first time, Seyersted'sComplete Works is available in a single-volume paperback. It is the first and only paperback edition of Chopin's total oeuvre. Containing twenty poems, ninety-six stories, two novels, and thirteen essays—in short, everything Chopin wrote except several additional poems and three unfinished children's stories—as well as Seyersted's original revelatory introduction and Edmund Wilson's foreword, this anthology is both a historical and a literary achievement. It is ideal for anyone who wishes to explore the pleasures of reading this highly acclaimed author.

Per Seyersted also published in 1969 Kate Chopin: A Critical Biography, which remains in print. He lived 1921-2005 and was a professor of American literature at the University of Oslo.

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