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Koloski, Bernard 1937-

Works: 9 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 4,638 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  History  Short stories  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1294.C63, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Bernard Koloski
Approaches to teaching Chopin's The awakening( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Chopin : a study of the short fiction by Bernard Koloski( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 796 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
Awakenings : the story of the Kate Chopin revival( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, twelve prominent Chopin scholars reflect on their parts in the Kate Chopin revival and its impact on their careers. Now Chopin's works have a major presence in college American literature classes
Bayou folk ; and, A night in Acadie by Kate Chopin( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 351 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 )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 236 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 )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bayou folk by Kate Chopin( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Best known for her novel The awakening, Kate Chopin (1851-1904) established her literary reputation with short stories about life in rural Louisiana during the late nineteenth century. After her 1870 marriage to Oscar Chopin, a Creole cotton trader and commission merchant, she lived in and around New Orleans for more than a decade until her husband's death in 1882. During these years, Chopin became acquainted with Creoles, Cajuns, and newly freed blacks. When Oscar Chopin died he was nearly bankrupt, forcing Kate and their six children to return to her family in St. Louis. Still under the spell of New Orleans, Chopin began writing and her short stories about Creole and Cajun life first appeared in magazines in 1889. The stories collected in Bayou folk (1894) present remarkably vivid snapshots of daily life in a now vanished world. Many of them highlight the relations between blacks and whites in a society where the rules of engagement still reflected the entrenched patterns of slavery some two decades after the Civil War
Awakenings: The Story of the Kate Chopin Revival (Southern literary studies) by Bernard Koloski( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide


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Approaches to teaching Chopin's The awakening
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Kate Chopin : a study of the short fictionAwakenings : the story of the Kate Chopin revivalBayou folk ; and, A night in AcadieAt faultBayou folk