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Download Epub Format ↠´ Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie PDF by ☆ Kate Chopin In One Volume, The Two Short Story Collections That Established Kate Chopin As One Of America S Best Loved Realist Writers For Than Seventy Years, Penguin Has Been The Leading Publisher Of Classic Literature In The English Speaking World With Than , Titles, Penguin Classics Represents A Global bookshelf Of The Best Works Throughout History And Across Genres And Disciplines Readers Trust The Series To Provide Authoritative Texts Enhanced By Introductions And Notes By Distinguished Scholars And Contemporary Authors, As Well As Up To Date Translations By Award Winning Translators Lucky find at a book sale, I needed a book to finish out vacation time on the plane and this group of stories knocked my socks off Having read The Awakening years ago, I knew I liked Chopin The stories are nuanced and ring true The footnotes and French Acadian dialect take a little getting used to but it s a nice touch by the author What a gift read this for my Approaches to Literature and Culture class Love the variety of stories and the pervasiveness of themes like race, gender, class, and identity Kate Chopin is the master of writing striking endings This collection of local color flows from one humid tale to the next, creating the impression that one is traveling through Natchitoches Parish and New Orleans meeting different residents The diversity of characters keeps it interesting and shows that Kate Chopin was ahead of her time mostly in her views of race and class I think of Kate Chopin as a writer who doesn t moralize, but some of these tales contain a clear lesson, much like a folk fable If you re looking for engaging portraits of life in the post Civil War South, and don t mind a bit of romance in your literary fiction, this is the book for you.
I love Kate Chopin I ve previously read The Awakening, and I loved these two books just as much as that one She s got a great voice, and her characters seem to speak to you right off the page I love the way she develops an entire region with the stories in these books And I love how she recycles characters throughout the stories in both books in order to do it The short stories have a way of making you care about everyone in the books That said, my favorite stories were probably Desiree s Baby from Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie from the book of the same name.
In the 1980s Rita Mae Brown described Kate Chopin as very much a product of her time Then, a decade later, Oprah Winfrey chose The Awakening as a selection of her Book Club Now, Chopin reads like an anticipator of today s multiracial, gender aware world The short stories in A Night in Acadie depict all sorts of people and relationships, from slight acquaintance to selfless devotion The inhabitants of Cadian Cajun country in Chopin s Louisiana are black, white, and mixed race they speak French, English, Creole they are female and male, children, young and old adults It is striking how rare such varied storytelling is, even today.
A beautiful collection of stories about Louisiana and her people Chopin vividly sketches Creoles, African Americans, and Acadians Some of her characters appear in than one story, giving some connection and logic to the string of stories that comprise Bayou Folk The dialect is spot on and the overall sentiment that the South is just not the same after the Civil War prevails I cannot comment on A Night in Acadie, because I did not read these selections.
I read this because I am always interested novels stories that hugely popular in their time, yet forgotten today I was also interested because New Orleans is my favorite city in America In fact I would say the thing of lasting value in this collection is that the author, a French speaker originally from St Louis, seems to have really had an ear for the Cajun and other dialects The stories themselves were enjoyable even if they were too short, because they focused on quirky characters from the same Parish.
While at times it reminded me a little of Uncle Tom s Cabin in that it is a little hokey and dated it also predates the ultra realist fiction which is in my line In fact, some of the storylines seemed pretty daring for the Reconstruction era South as they deal with divorce and near adulterous relationships Therefore, it would not be a stretch to call these early feminis I liked most of the short stories.