Preface; 1. Introduction Wendy Martin; 2. Tradition and the female talent: The Awakening as a solitary book Elaine Showalter; 3. Revolt against nature: the problematic modernism of The Awakening; 4. The half-life of Edna Pontellier Andrew Delbanco; 5. Edna's wisdom: a transitional and numinous merging Cristina Giorcelli; Notes; Bibliography.
A collection of essays on Kate Chopin's novel, The Awakening.