Books Like The Awakening by Kate Chopin | Suggesting Reading

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Bayou Folk is Chopin's 1894 collection of stories that present the people of Natchitoches Parish as they live and love in daily life. Chopin's skill as a local colorist as well as an adept storyteller is evident in her perfect rendering of people, places, and events of the area and time. She uses universal themes, such as prejudice and interracial relationships, that are not common in regional fiction.

Another of Chopin's collections is A Night in Acadie, written in 1897. Critics recognize this collection, too, for Chopin's skill as a local colorist. The difference in this collection and Bayou Folk is that in A Night in Acadie, Chopin's characters express their individuality more and recognize and heed impulses that are socially unacceptable. Chopin emphasizes more sensuous themes, and reviewers voiced their concerns.

Chopin's third volume of works, A Vocation and a Voice, was not published in its...

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