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Kate Chopin and Catholicism

Authors: Ostman, Heather

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  • Develops a new lens for Chopin scholarship
  • Explores the Catholic aesthetic in Chopin’s novels and short stories
  • Links Chopin’s Catholic aesthetic to the protomodernist elements in her fiction
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About this book

This book explores the Catholic aesthetic and mystical dimensions in Kate

Chopin’s fiction within the context of an evolving American Catholicism in the

late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through a close reading of her

novels and numerous short stories, Kate Chopin and Catholicism looks at the

ways Chopin represented Catholicism in her work as a literary device that served

on multiple levels: as an aesthetic within local color depictions of Louisiana, as a

trope for illuminating the tensions surrounding nineteenth-century women’s

struggles for autonomy, as a critique of the Catholic dogma that subordinated

authenticity and physical and emotional pleasure, and as it pointed to the

distinction between religious doctrine and mystical experience, and enabled the

articulation of spirituality beyond the context of the Church. This book reveals

Chopin to be not only a literary visionary but a writer who saw divinity in the

natural world.

About the authors

Heather Ostman is Professor of English and Director of the Humanities Institute at SUNY Westchester Community College. She is President of the Kate Chopin International Society, and her books include Kate Chopin in Context: New Critical Essays (2015), Kate Chopin in the Twenty-First Century (2008), The Fiction of Junot Díaz: Reframing the Lens (2016), and Writing Program Administration and the Community College (2013).

 

Reviews

“Ostman makes careful observations regarding Chopin's modernism and how it related early modernist movements. Her close readings of Chopin's work reveal her awareness of social, religious, and scientific issues of the time. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers.” (T. Bonner Jr., Choice, Vol. 58 (9), 2021)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 67,40 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-44021-3
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Softcover 59,27 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-44024-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kate Chopin and Catholicism
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44022-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44022-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44021-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-44024-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 229
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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