Louise Erdrich's "Love Medicine"

Louise Erdrich's "Love Medicine" : A Casebook

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A casebook on Louise Erdrich's first novel, "Love Medicine", which came out in 1984 to instant national acclaim, winning a National Book Circle Critics Award and launching a tetralogy which it would take Erdrich ten years to complete. In its centrality to Native American literary tradition, "Love Medicine" is an uncompromising and irresistible portrait of a community till then too often portrayed in flat or comic terms.show more

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  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 146.1 x 214.6 x 24.6mm | 447.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • geneal. table
  • 0195127218
  • 9780195127218

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... an excellent overview of key critical approaches to Erdich in four broad conceptual areas: history and storytelling, biculturalism and narrative strategy, individual and cultural survival, and reading and writing self and other. Wong has chosen carefully, offering a balance of essays by both Native and non-Native scholars and writers that illuminate the depth and breadth of Erdich's reference and also the diversity of incisive readings her novel has received. American Studies Today ... an invaluable companion for readers and teachers of Native American Literature. American Studies Todayshow more