Louise Erdrichs Love Medicine: A Casebook by Hertha D. Sweet WongLouise Erdrichs Love Medicine: A Casebook by Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Louise Erdrichs Love Medicine: A Casebook

EditorHertha D. Sweet Wong

Paperback | August 15, 1999

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Louise Erdrich's first novel, Love Medicine, came out in 1984 to instant and international acclaim. A short story cycle narrated by a variety of different characters, the book chronicles the intertwined histories of Chippewa and mixed-blood families in North Dakota over half a century, layingbare the ordeals and joys of twentieth-century Native American life. Like the other books in the series, this Casebook presents important background material to establish the context of the novel, interviews with the author, and pivotal critical responses to the work.

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Hertha D. Sweet Wong is at University of California, Berkeley.
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Title:Louise Erdrichs Love Medicine: A CasebookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.11 × 5.51 × 0.79 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195127226

ISBN - 13:9780195127225

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What unique problems do Native North Americans face when they have mixed bloodlines or must live in a culture far from their own? In her critically acclaimed debut novel Love Medicine, Louise Erdich touched on many of the issues native cultures in North Dakota faced during the 20th century. Editor Hertha D. Sweet Wong compiles critical essays examining the novelist’s work in Louis Erdich’s Love Medicine.

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"Highly recommended reading for students of contemporary Native American experience in general, and the writings of Louise Erdrich in particular."--The Midwest Book Review