Bayou Folk

Bayou Folk

by Kate Chopin

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Overview

Bayou Folk is a Chopin's classic book containing of 23 masterpiece short stories shows rural life in Louisiana after the American Civil War and how former slaves, people of color, women, poor whites, and wealthy whites chafed against social restrictions.

Kate Chopin (1850–1904) is an American writer best known for her stories about the inner lives of sensitive, daring women. Her novel The Awakening and her short stories are read today in countries around the world, and she is widely recognized as one of America’s essential authors.

Her short stories were well received in in the 1890s and were published by some of America’s most prestigious magazines—Vogue, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Young People, the Youth’s Companion, and the Century. A few stories were syndicated by the American Press Association. Many of her stories also appeared in her two published collections, Bayou Folk(1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897), both of which received good reviews from critics across the country who praised them for their graceful descriptions of the lives of Creoles, Acadians, African-Americans, and other people in Louisiana. Twenty-six of her stories are children’s stories—those published in or intended for children’s or family magazines—the Youth’s Companion and others. By the late 1890s Kate Chopin was well known among American readers of magazine fiction.

Her early novel At Fault (1890) was not much noticed, but The Awakening (1899) was widely condemned. Critics called it morbid, vulgar, and disagreeable. Chopin’s work was mostly forgotten after her death, but, beginning in the 1950s, scholars rediscovered it and praised it for its truthful depictions of women’s lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783734041402
Publisher: Outlook Verlag
Publication date: 09/24/2018
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Kate Chopin (1850-1904) is an American writer best known for her stories about the inner lives of sensitive, daring women. Her novel The Awakening and her short stories are read today in countries around the world, and she is widely recognized as one of America's essential authors.

Her short stories were well received in in the 1890s and were published by some of America's most prestigious magazines-Vogue, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Young People, the Youth's Companion, and the Century. A few stories were syndicated by the American Press Association. Many of her stories also appeared in her two published collections, Bayou Folk(1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897), both of which received good reviews from critics across the country who praised them for their graceful descriptions of the lives of Creoles, Acadians, African-Americans, and other people in Louisiana. Twenty-six of her stories are children's stories-those published in or intended for children's or family magazines-the Youth's Companion and others. By the late 1890s Kate Chopin was well known among American readers of magazine fiction.

Her early novel At Fault (1890) was not much noticed, but The Awakening (1899) was widely condemned. Critics called it morbid, vulgar, and disagreeable. Chopin's work was mostly forgotten after her death, but, beginning in the 1950s, scholars rediscovered it and praised it for its truthful depictions of women's lives.

Table of Contents

A NO-ACCOUNT CREOLE

I.

II.

III.

IV.

V.

VI.

VII.

VIII.

IX.

IN AND OUT OF OLD NATCHITOCHES.

IN SABINE.

A VERY FINE FIDDLE.

BEYOND THE BAYOU.

OLD AUNT PEGGY.

THE RETURN OF ALCIBIADE.

A RUDE AWAKENING.

THE BÊNITOUS' SLAVE.

DÉSIRÉE'S BABY.

A TURKEY HUNT

MADAME CÉLESTIN'S DIVORCE.

LOVE ON THE BON-DIEU.

LOKA.

BOULÔT AND BOULOTTE.

FOR MARSE CHOUCHOUTE

A VISIT TO AVOYELLES.

A WIZARD FROM GETTYSBURG.

MA'AME PÉLAGIE.

I.

II.

III.

IV.

AT THE 'CADIAN BALL.

LA BELLE ZORAÏDE.

A GENTLEMAN OF BAYOU TÊCHE.

A LADY OF BAYOU ST. JOHN.

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