What is the correct pronunciation of Kate Chopin?
Kate (KAY-t) Chopin (SHO-pan)
The Awakening was banned and dropped out of sight for many generations. It was not until the 1960's that Kate Chopin was recognized as a writer with her own views. Elaine Showalter states Kate Chopin's literary evolution took her progressively through the three phases of the nineteenth-century American women's culture and women's writing. It has been proven by biographers of Chopin that this book was never banned.