Douglas Radcliff-Umstead (essay date summer 1990)
SOURCE: Radcliff, Douglas. “Literature of Deliverance: Images of Nature in The Awakening.” Southern Studies 1, no. 2 (summer 1990): 127-47.
[In the following essay, Radcliff-Umstead explores the sociopolitical aspects of The Awakening as illustrated by Chopin's nature imagery.]
Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening belongs to the nineteenth-century tradition of “literature of images” where description of nature relates to and advances the narrative's major themes and...
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