Kate Chopin: Selected Criticism
Bibliography Prepared by Nicole Gharda, Lane McCluer, and Linda Rodriguez
Allen, Priscilla, "Old Critics and New: The Treatment of Chopin's The Awakening," in
The Authority of Experience: Essays in Feminist Criticism
(Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1977): 224-238.
Bender, Bert, "The Teeth of Desire: The Awakening and The Descent of Man,"
63 (1991): 459-473.
Bloom, Harold, ed.,
(New York: Chelsea House, 1987).
Especially Gilbert, Sandra. "The Siren of Grand Isle."
Boren, Lynda S. and Davis, Sara deSaussure, ed.,
Kate Chopin Reconsidered: Beyond the Bayou
(Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1992). This book is a collection of astute critical works, largely on The Awakening.
Deyo, C.L., "The Newest Books," in
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
20 (May 1899): 4.
Ebel, Kenneth, "A Forgotten Novel: Kate Chopin's The Awakening,"
Western Humanities Review
10 (1956): 261-269.
Ewell, Barbara C., "Unlinking Race and Gender: The Awakening as a Southern Novel,"
The Southern Quarterly
37 (1999): 30-37.
Gilbert, Sandra, "The Second Coming of Aphrodite: Adele's Role in The Awakening,"
XXIII (1984): 167-176.
Leder, Priscilla, "Land's End: The Awakening and Nineteenth Century Literary Tradition," in
Critical Essays on Kate Chopin
(New York: G.K. Hall and Co., 1996): 237-250.
Martin, Wendy, ed.
New Essays on the Awakening
(Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1988).
Especially Showalter, Elaine. "Tradition and the Female Talent: The Awakening as a Solitary Book."
Monroe, Lucy, "Chicago's New Books," in
March 1899: 387. This is the first review of The Awakening, released one month before its publication.
Porcher, Frances, "Kate Chopin's Novel,"
9 (May 1899):6.
Kate Chopin and Her Creole Stories
(Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1932).
Schweitzer, Ivy, "Maternal Discourse and the romance of self-possession in Kate Chopin's The Awakening,"
II (1990): 158-186.
Gender, Race, and Region in the Writings of Grace King, Ruth McEnery Stuart, and Kate Chopin
(Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989).
Thomas, Heather Kirk, "Kate Chopin's Scribbling Women and the American Literary Marketplace,"
Studies in American Fiction
Thornton, Lawrence, "The Awakening: A Political Romance,"
American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography
52 (1980): 50-66.
Toth, Emily, "Kate Chopin's The Awakening as Feminist Criticism,"
XV (1976): 241-251.
(New York: William Morrow, 1990).
Wade, Carl A., "Conformity, Resistance, and the Search for Selfhood in Kate Chopin's The Awakening,"
37 (1999): 92-104.
Walker, Nancy, "Feminist or Naturalist: The Social Context of Kate Chopin's The Awakening,"
17 (1979): 95-103.
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin, "Un-utterable Longing: The Discourse of Feminine Sexuality in The Awakening,"
Studies in American Fiction
24 (1996): 3-22.