“Chopin, Kate (Katherine O’Flaherty) (1851-1904).” Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature. George B. Perkins, Barbara Perkins, and Phillip Leininger. Vol. 1. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. 188. Literature Resource Center. Web. 22 Apr. 2013.
This source is a brief biography on the life of Kate Chopin. It goes in depth with her personal life and her life as an author.
The author of this article, Barbara Perkins, talks about Kate Chopin’s writing in depth. She discusses the involvement of creoles in Chopin’s writing, and how this relates to her marriage to Oscar Chopin who was a creole cotton trader in Louisiana. It discusses the inspiration for Chopin’s writing in Louisiana
The way in which Perkins shows the connection between Chopin’s personal life and her writing definitely helps the general theme to my research blog. It does not have as much material as other sources that I have found in the past. At this point in the research it is becoming difficult to find new information on Chopin and her writing.
This source is definitely reliable and scholarly, due to the fact that it is from the Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature. It is found from the literature resource center, which is a reliable way in which to find information.
Finding this source was somewhat difficult. I searched multiple different aspects of Kate Chopin until I found this biography on her.