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Considered a St Louis writer of 'local colour' for much of her career, Kate Chopin attracted such notoriety following the publication of her novel The Awakening and its subsequent canonization by feminist critics that this work has overshadowed her other literary productions. Nonetheless, Chopin's output was diverse: in a decade-and-a-half she wrote translations, novels, poetry, almost one hundred short stories and sketches, and at least one musical score.
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8 February 1850 KC was born Catherine O'Flaherty in St Louis, Missouri, USA. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
22 April 1899 KC published her second (and final) novel, The Awakening. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 August 1904 KC died in St Louis, Missouri, USA, two days after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage, and three days after a trip to the St Louis World's Fair. Bibliographic Citation link.
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