Baptism Of Desire: Poems

Paperback | December 7, 1990

byLouise Erdrich

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A second book of poetry by Louise Erdich, author of the bestselling and award winning novels Love Medicine, The Beet Queen and Tracks.

Baptisim by blood, water, or desire is necessary for salvation in Roman Catholic tradition, and baptism of desire in the term used for the leap of trust by which a sincere believer can experience spiritual regeneration.Louise Erdrich's poems are acts of redemption. Everywhere evident is Erdrich's unique capacity for finding the perfect word, the fresh, yet absolutely right, metaphor that makes her wrk both profound and accessable.

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Erdich's poems are acts of redemption. The diverse assortment of saints and sinners, midwestern women and mythological figures who appear in this mesmerizing collection all share a fierce determination. Baptism of Desire is sure to be greeted with celebration by the many readers waiting impatiently for a new collection of poetry.

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A second book of poetry by Louise Erdich, author of the bestselling and award winning novels Love Medicine, The Beet Queen and Tracks.Baptisim by blood, water, or desire is necessary for salvation in Roman Catholic tradition, and baptism of desire in the term used for the leap of trust by which a sincere believer can experience spiritu...

Louise Erdrich is the author of fourteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, short stories, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novelThe Round Housewon the 2012 National Book Award. She lives in Minnesota, where she owns the bookstore Birchbark Books.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.12 × 5.75 × 0.21 inPublished:December 7, 1990Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060920440

ISBN - 13:9780060920449

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Erdich's poems are acts of redemption. The diverse assortment of saints and sinners, midwestern women and mythological figures who appear in this mesmerizing collection all share a fierce determination. Baptism of Desire is sure to be greeted with celebration by the many readers waiting impatiently for a new collection of poetry.

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"A significant voice...The dominant chord of Louise Erdrich's poetry is that of an instinctive acceptance of life"(San Francisco Chronicle)