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

Author: Brajesh Sawhney; James Ruppert
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008.
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The fifteen essays gathered in this volume, written by leading scholars of Native American literature, explore Native American and German-American Louis Erdrich's fiction from multiple perspectives, offering creative and cultural contexts, thematic considerations and close reading of some of her recent novels.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sawhney, Brajesh
Studies in the Literary Achievement of Louise Erdrich, Native American Writer : Fifteen Critical Essays
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press,c2009
Named Person: Louise Erdrich; Louise Erdrich
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brajesh Sawhney; James Ruppert
ISBN: 9780773411906 0773411909
OCLC Number: 797916308
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (310 p.)
Contents: Foreword / James Ruppert --
Introduction / Brajesh Sawhney --
1. Mauser's illness : medical humor in Erdrich's Four souls / Peter G. Beidler --
2. Louise Erdrich and American Indian literary nationalism / Alan R. Velie --
3. Flannery O'Connor and Louise Erdrich : the function of the grotesque in Erdrich's Tracks / Thomas Matchie --
4. A hope for miracles : shifting perspectives in Louise Erdrich's The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse / Annette Van Dyke --
5. Trickster narratives of the New World : Erdrich, Dorris, Columbus / Deborah Madsen --
6. Plenty of food and no government agents : perspectives on the spirit world, death and dying in Louise Erdrich's writings / David T. McNab --
7. Drums make connections : trauma, memory and healing in Louise Erdrich's The painted drum / Barbara Hiles Mesle --
8. Vestiges from the early American captivity narratives : captivity, land and identity in Louise Erdrich's fiction / Holly Messitt --
9. Real names and names that fool the dead : Erdrich's onomastic mysticism / Harry J. Brown --
10. "To sew is to pray" : disgorging the speech of the creator / Melaine A. Hanson --
11. 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 --
12. "Power from the in-between" : dialogic encounters in The antelope wife and The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse / Rachel Lister --
13. "Affection and freedom and the will to risk" : female resistance and European/American women in Four souls / Ute Lischke --
"14. 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. "A different person than the young woman I had known" : evolving characterization of Fleur Pillager / Gay Barton ; "That animal sinking in her bones" : the unforgettable June Kashpaw / Peter G. Beidler ; "A singular joy" : the memorable mindscape of Kit Tatro / David T. McNab ; "Exactly like an old-time Pillager" : Lulu Nanapush Morrissey Lamartine / Connie A. Jacobs ; "The Divine in Mary Kashpaw" : a tribute to moral beauty / Debra K.S. Barker ; "So very alive to me" : Omakayas in The birchbark house and The game of silence / Ute Lischke --
15. "I meant to have but modest needs" : [Louise] 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.

Abstract:

The fifteen essays gathered in this volume, written by leading scholars of Native American literature, explore Native American and German-American Louis Erdrich's fiction from multiple perspectives, offering creative and cultural contexts, thematic considerations and close reading of some of her recent novels.

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