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de Saussure Davis, Sara, "Kate Chopin," in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 12: American Realists and Naturalists, edited by Donald Pizer, Gale Research, 1982, pp. 59-71.

Davis places Chopin in the realist tradition and discusses how the "unconventional" heroine in "A Point at Issue!" relates to those in her other works.

Rocks, James E., "Kate Chopin's Ironic Vision," in Louisiana Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1972, pp. 110-20.

Rocks analyzes Chopin's use of irony in several of her works.

Skaggs, Peggy, "Chapter 6: 'Miscellaneous Works,"' in Kate Chopin, Twayne's United States Author Series Online, G. K. Hall, 1999.

Skaggs compares "A Point at Issue!" to "Wiser than a God."

Wolff, Cynthia Griffin, "Kate Chopin," in American Writers, Supplement I, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1979, pp. 200-26.

Wolff provides an overview of Chopin's work, including a negative assessment of "A Point at Issue!," claiming the story to be "too neatly constructed, symmetrical, and sterile."

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