1. Kate Chopin was a forgotten American voice until her literary reputation was resuscitated by critics in the 1950s.
-> Kate Chopin 는 1950년대 비평가들에 의해 그녀의 문학적 명성이 부흥될 때까지 잊혀진 미국의 목소리였다.
2. Today her novel The Awakening (1899) the story of a sensual, determined woman who insists on her independence, is widely read and highly honored, a feminist work which was decidedly ahead of its time.
-> 독립을 주장하는 관능적이고 단호한 여성의 이야기인, 그녀의 소설 The Awakening 은 시대를 앞선 여권주의 작품이라 해서 오늘날 널리 읽히고 매우 높이 평가된다.
3. Born Katherine O`FIaherty into an upper-middle-class family in St. Louis, she married Oscar Chopin when she was twenty and moved to her husband`s home in Louisiana.
-> Katherine O`FIaherty 가 본명이고 St. Louis 에 있는 상위 중산층 가정에서 태어났고, 20세일 때 Oscar Chopin 과 결혼했고 Louisiana 에 있는 그녀 남편의 집으로 이사했다.
4. In the ten years that she resided in Louisiana she was aware of and receptive to Creole, Cajun, black, and Indian cultures, and when she later came to write fiction, she would incorporate people from these cultures in her work, especially her short stories.