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Book The Beet Queen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Louise Erdrich
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 1998-04
  • ISBN : 0060977507
  • Pages : 356 pages

Download or read book The Beet Queen written by Louise Erdrich and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 1998-04 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Orphaned fourteen-year-old Carl and his eleven-year-old sister, Mary, travel to Argus, North Dakota, to live with their mother's sister, in this tale of abandonment, sexual obsession, jealousy and unstinting love.

Book A study guide for Louise Erdrich s  The Beet Queen

Download or read book A study guide for Louise Erdrich s The Beet Queen written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2015-09-24 with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study guide for Louise Erdrich's "The Beet Queen", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Book The Beet Queen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Louise Erdrich
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release : 2006-08-22
  • ISBN : 9780060835279
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read book The Beet Queen written by Louise Erdrich and published by Harper Perennial. This book was released on 2006-08-22 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt Fritzie and her husband, Pete; ordinary Mary, who will cause a miracle, and seductive Karl, who lacks his sister's gift for survival, embark upon an exhilarating life-journey crowded with colorful, unforgettable characters and marked by the extraordinary magic of natural events. The bestselling, award-winning author of The Painted Drum, Louise Erdrich dazzles in this vibrant and heartfelt tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy and unstinting love that explores with empathy, humor, and power the eternal mystery of the human condition.

Book The Beet Queen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Louise Erdrich
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1987
  • ISBN : 9780330299213
  • Pages : 338 pages

Download or read book The Beet Queen written by Louise Erdrich and published by . This book was released on 1987 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Literature and Homosexuality

Download or read book Literature and Homosexuality written by Michael J. Meyer and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2000 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Where  Indians  Fear to Tread

Download or read book Where Indians Fear to Tread written by Fabienne C. Quennet and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2001 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The two fields of contemporary Native American literature and culture exist in the tension between two literary traditions: the Native oral and literary tradition and the modern Western mainstream literary influence. In her North Dakota quartet Love Medicine (1984), The Beet Queen (1986), Tracks (1988), The Bingo Palace (1994), Native American mixedblood author, Louise Erdrich (b. 1954) exemplifies where and how these traditions meet and interact. A postmodern reading of the quartet shows that Native American authors and literary critics alike need not be afraid to tread into postmodernism, since an interpretation from this perspective opens up the possibility of freeing Native American literature from the limiting label of "ethnic or minority literature" and of establishing it as a vital part of American literature. This postmodern interpretation of Louise Erdrich's quartet offers a discussion of the theoretical issues involved in the context of ethnic writing and its relation to postmodernism, as well as an analysis of her intricate narrative strategies, in particular, her use of multiple perspectives and of intertextual techniques. The main part of the interpretation consists of a reading of postmodern concepts such as magical realism, carnivalesque humor, the relationship between reader and text, gender roles and sexual identities, history and textuality, the trickster figure, and games and chance as can be found in Louise Erdrich's North Dakota quartet.

Book Louise Erdrich

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lorena Laura Stookey
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 1999-09-30
  • ISBN : 0313032335
  • Pages : 182 pages

Download or read book Louise Erdrich written by Lorena Laura Stookey and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 1999-09-30 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Louise Erdrich, following in the Native American narrative tradition has, crafted enduring tales of homecomings. Her widely acclaimed debut novel Love Medicine garnered prestigious awards, and quickly made its way onto bestseller lists and into readers' hearts. In this full-length critical volume, Stookey uncovers the layers of wisdom and humor embedded in Erdrich's engaging writing. Stookey, analyzing each novel in turn, examines the characters and themes that recur in Erdrich's canon of interconnected stories. This insightful analysis helps students and lovers of fine literature approach Erdrich's work with greater appreciation for her bold narrative style. This study begins with a fascinating biographical account, tracing early influences in Louise Erdrich's life. The subsequent chapter discusses Erdrich's place in literary tradition, as a novelist, a poet, and a storyteller. It also offers lucid analysis of how Erdrich skillfully manages to reconcile traditional and experimental approaches to the construction of her novels. A full chapter then examines each novel in terms of literary style, plot, character development, and theme. Alternate critical approaches to Erdrich's writing are also given for each of her six major works to date. A bibliography and lists of general criticism, biographical sources, and reviews complete this volume, making it an indispensable resource for any reader seeking to develop a greater understanding of Erdrich's writings.

Book The Beet Queen

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  • Author : Louise Erdich
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1994-06
  • ISBN : 9780000654625
  • Pages : 338 pages

Download or read book The Beet Queen written by Louise Erdich and published by . This book was released on 1994-06 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now, from the award-winning author of Love Medicine, comes a vibrant tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy and unstinting love. On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. Orphaned in a most peculiar way, Karl and Mary look for refuge to their mother's sister Fritzie, who with her husband, Pete, runs a butcher shop. So begins an exhilerating 40-year saga brimming with unforgettable characters: Ordinary Mary, who causes a miracle ; seductive Karl, who lacks Mary's gift for survival; Sita, their lovely, disturbed, ambitious cousin; Wallace Pfef, a town leader bearing a lonely secret; Celestine James, a mixed-blood Chippewa; and her daughter, Dot. Theirs is a story grounded in the tenacity of relationships, the magic of natural events and the unending mystery of the human condition.

Book A Reader s Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich

Download or read book A Reader s Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich written by Peter G. Beidler and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A revised and expanded, comprehensive guide to the novels of Native American author Louise Erdrich from Love Medicine to The Painted Drum. Includes chronologies, genealogical charts, complete dictionary of characters, map and geographical details about settings, and a glossary of all the Ojibwe words and phrases used in the novels"--Provided by publisher.

Book Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris

Download or read book Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris written by Louise Erdrich and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 1994 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris, the most prominent writers of Native American descent, collaborate on all their works. In these interviews, conducted both separately and jointly, they discuss how their writing moves from conception to completion and how The Beet Queen, Tracks, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, and The Crown of Columbus have been enhanced by both their artistic and their matrimonial union. Being of mixed blood and having lived in both white and Native American worlds, they give an original perspective on American society. Sometimes with humor and always with refreshing candor, their discussions undermine the damaging stereotypes of Native Americans. Some of the interviews focus on their nonfiction book, The Broken Cord, which recounts the struggle to solve their adopted son's health problems from fetal alcohol syndrome. Included are two recent interviews published here for the first time. In this collection, Erdrich and Dorris tell why they have chosen to write about many varying subjects and of why they refuse to be imprisoned in a literary ghetto of writers whose only subjects are Native Americans.

Book American Women Writing Fiction

Download or read book American Women Writing Fiction written by Mickey Pearlman and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-03-17 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American literature is no longer the refuge of the solitary hero. Like the society it mirrors, it is now a far richer, many-faceted explication of a complicated and diverse society—racially, culturally, and ethnically interwoven and at the same time fractured and fractious. Ten women writing fiction in America today—Toni Cade Bambara, Joan Didion, Louise Erdrich, Gail Godwin, Mary Gordon, Alison Lurie, Joyce Carol Oates, Jayne Anne Phillips, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, and Mary Lee Settle—represent that geographic, ethnic, and racial diversity that is distinctively American. Their differing perspectives on literature and the American experience have produced Erdrich's stolid North Dakota plainswomen; Didion's sun-baked dreamers and screamers; the urban ethnics—Irish, Jewish, and black—of Gordon, Schaeffer, and Bambara; Oates's small-town, often violent, neurotics; Lurie's intellectual sophisticates; and the southern survivors and victims, male and female, of Phillips, Settle, and Godwin. The ten original essays in this collection focus on the traditional themes of identity, memory, family, and enclosure that pervade the fiction of these writers. The fictional women who emerge here, as these critics show, are often caught in the interwoven strands of memory, perceive literal and emotional space as entrapping, find identity elusive and frustrating, and experience the interweaving of silence, solitude, and family in complex patterns. Each essay in this collection is followed by bibliographies of works by and about the writer in question that will be invaluable resources for scholars and general readers alike. Here is a readable critical discussion of ten important contemporary novelists who have broadened the pages of American literature to reflect more clearly the people we are.

Book A Study Guide for Louise Erdrich s  The Beet Queen

Download or read book A Study Guide for Louise Erdrich s The Beet Queen written by Cengage Learning Gale and published by . This book was released on 2017-07-25 with total page 62 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study guide for Louise Erdrich's "The Beet Queen," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Book Feminist Mothering

    Book Details:
  • Author : Andrea O'Reilly
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Release : 2008-10-09
  • ISBN : 0791477789
  • Pages : 299 pages

Download or read book Feminist Mothering written by Andrea O'Reilly and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2008-10-09 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays explore a wide range of contemporary feminist mothering practices.

Book Writing Tricksters

Download or read book Writing Tricksters written by Jeanne Rosier Smith and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2023-11-10 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing Tricksters examines the remarkable resurgence of tricksters—ubiquitous shape-shifters who dwell on borders, at crossroads, and between worlds—on the contemporary cultural and literary scene. Depicting a chaotic, multilingual world of colliding and overlapping cultures, many of America's most successful and important women writers are writing tricksters. Taking up works by Maxine Hong Kingston, Louise Erdrich, and Toni Morrison, Jeanne Rosier Smith accessibly weaves together current critical discourses on marginality, ethnicity, feminism, and folklore, illuminating a "trickster aesthetic" central to non-Western storytelling traditions and powerfully informing American literature today. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1997.

Book American Indian Culture and Research Journal

Download or read book American Indian Culture and Research Journal written by and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 836 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

Download or read book Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature written by Jennifer McClinton-Temple and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010-05-12 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Indians have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature ever written in North America. Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature covers the field from the earliest recorded works to some of today's most exciting writers. Th

Book Autoethnography and the Other

Download or read book Autoethnography and the Other written by Tami Spry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-31 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Challenging the critique of autoethnography as overly focused on the self, Tami Spry calls for a performative autoethnography that both unsettles the "I" and represents the Other with equal commitment. Expanding on her popular book Body, Paper, Stage, Spry uses a variety of examples, literary forms, and theoretical traditions to reframe this research method as transgressive, liberatory, and decolonizing for both self and Other. Her book draws on her own autoethnographic work with jazz musicians, shamans, and other groups; outlines a utopian performative methodology to spur hope and transformation; provides concrete guidance on how to implement this innovative methodological approach.