Kate Chopin

1850 - 1904

“I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have,

to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth,

subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches.

Have you ever heard the earth breathe . . . ?”


For a brief biographical sketch, please click on the following source:


Virginia Commonwealth University Webtexts

The Kate Chopin International Society: Short Stories

PBS - Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening