by Kate Chopin
Editor: Dover Publications Inc.
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First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel was so disturbed critics and the public that it was banned for decades afterwards.Now read and admired,”Le Réveil” was hailed as one of the first visions of women’s emancipation.This sensual book tells the story of a woman abandoning her family, her seduction and awakening the desires and passions that threaten her with consumption.Originally entitled “One Soul,” this portrait of twenty-eight years, Edna Pontellier is a landmark in American fiction, firmly rooted in the romantic tradition of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson.Here, a woman in search of self-discovery turns away from convention and society, and towards the primal, from convention and society, and towards the primal, irresistibly attracted by nature and the meaning of “Awakening”, Kate Chopin’s latest novel, was greeted by Edmund Wilson as “beautifully written”.And Willa Cather describes her style as “exquisite “sensitive “and” iridescent “.”This edition of “L’ Éveil”, which also includes a selection of short stories by Kate Chopin.It seems to me to be a higher order of feminism than repeating the history of women as victims.Kate Chopin gives her female character the central role, which is normally reserved for man, in a meditation on identity and culture, conscience and art”.From the introduction of Marilynne Robinson
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