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Koloski, Bernard 1937-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 3,968 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS1294.C63, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Bernard Koloski
Awakenings the story of the Kate Chopin revival by Bernard Koloski ( )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most often repeated anecdotes about the direction of literary studies over the past three decades concerns a graduate student who complained of reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening in three classes and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick in none. But Chopin has not always been featured in the literary curriculum. Though she achieved national success in her lifetime (1850-1904) as a writer of Louisiana "local color" fiction, after her death her work fell into obscurity until 1969, when Norwegian literary scholar Per Seyersted published The Complete Works of Kate Chopin and sparked a remarkabl
Kate Chopin : a study of the short fiction by Bernard Koloski ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Kate Chopin: A Study of the Short Fiction, Bernard Koloski, who has explored the works of Kate Chopin for more than 25 years, argues that the writer's biculturalism, bilingualism, and life among intelligent, questioning people are the sources of her extraordinary vision, originality, and compassion as a short story writer. The first full-length treatment devoted exclusively to Chopin's stories, and the first since the 1930s to look at the stories outside - though not at all in opposition to - their place of honor among the works about women, the volume provides fresh insights into the writer's fiction. In a seamless, graceful presentation Koloski establishes the biographical, literary, historical, and cultural contexts for the appreciation of Chopin's stories and offers sensitive readings of selected works. Subsequent sections provide a sampling of Chopin's literary criticism, including essays on Emile Zola's Lourdes and Hamlin Garland's Crumbling Idols, and explore a quarter century of scholarly criticism, excerpting the writings of, among others, Peggy Skaggs on "Stories about Children" and Emily Toth on A Vocation and a Voice. The study, which is suitable for students at high school, college, and graduate levels, includes a preface, selected bibliography, chronology, and index
Approaches to teaching Chopin's The awakening ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bayou folk ; and, A night in Acadie by Kate Chopin ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the decade prior to the publication of her landmark novel, The Awakening (1899), Kate Chopin wrote about ninety short stories. She gathered twenty-three of them in a collection entitled Bayou Folk in 1894, and followed that three years later with a collection of twenty-one more in A Night in Acadie. Together, these nuanced portraits of nineteenth-century inhabitants of New Orleans and Natchitoches Parish exquisitely from a sort of Southern novel of manners. Chopin was deeply influenced by the work of French and American realists. Many of the stories in Bayou Folk concern young people seeking good marriage partners and better lives for themselves. Expanding this theme into a search for balance and harmony, personal fulfillment, and cultural richness, A Night in Acadie is, Bernard Koloski notes in his Introduction, "one of America's best nineteenth-century collections of short stories -- and one of the most compassionate views of life in American realistic fiction". With a gentle, knowing gaze, Chopin evoked the distant world of Louisiana plantations and 'Cadian balls, and anticipated the thoroughly modern multi-ethnic, gender-sensitive, and sexually charged world of our century
At fault by Kate Chopin ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In rural Louisiana after Reconstruction, Therese Lafirme, a thirty-year-old widow, falls in love with David Hosmer, but rejects his marriage proposal because of her religious opposition to divorce
Kate Chopin and the search for a code of behavior by Bernard Koloski ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Awakenings the story of the Kate Chopin revival ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Awakenings : the story of Kate Chopin revival ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bayou folk by Kate Chopin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (47)
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