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Studies in the literary achievement of Louise Erdrich, Native American writer : fifteen critical essays

Author: Brajesh Sawhney
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains fifteen essays that explore Chippewa and German-American Louis Erdrich's fiction from multiple perspectives, offering creative and cultural contexts, thematic considerations and close  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
études diverses
Named Person: Louise Erdrich; Louise Erdrich; Louise Erdrich; Louise Erdrich
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brajesh Sawhney
ISBN: 9780773449114 0773449116
OCLC Number: 303085990
Awards: Adèle Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship.
Description: ii, 295 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mauser's illness : medical humor in Erdrich's Four souls / Peter G. Beidler --
Louise Erdrich and American Indian literary nationalism / Alan R. Velie --
Flannery O'Connor and Louise Erdrich : the function of the grotesque in Erdrich's Tracks / Thomas Matchie --
A hope for miracles : shifting perspectives in Louise Erdrich's The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse / Annette Van Dyke --
Trickster narratives of the new world : Erdrich, Dorris, Columbus / Deborah Madsen --
Plenty of food and no government agents : perspectives on the spirit world, death and dying in Louise Erdrich's writings / David T. McNab --
Drums make connections : trauma, memory and healing in Louise Erdrich's The painted drum / Barbara Hiles Mesle --
Vestiges from the early American captivity narratives : captivity, land and identity in Louise Erdrich's fiction / Holly Messitt --
Real names and names that fool the dead : Erdrich's onomastic mysticism / Harry J. Brown --
"To sew is to pray" : disgorging the speech of the creator / Melaine A. Hanson --
Razing little houses or re-envisionary history : Louise Erdrich's story of the American frontier in The birchbark house and The game of silence / Gretchen Papazian --
"Power from the in-between" : dialogic encounters in The antelope wife and The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse / Rachel Lister --
"Affection and freedom and the will to risk" : female resistance and European/American women in Four souls / Ute Lischke --
"The human heart is every bit as tangled as our road" : six memorable characters in the fiction of Louise Erdrich / edited by Peter G. Beidler and Connie A. Jacobs --
"I meant to have but modest needs" : Lousie Erdrich's The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse / Dee Horne.
Responsibility: edited by Brajesh Sawhney ; with a foreword by James Ruppert.

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