A Reader's Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich

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University of Missouri Press, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 435 pages
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This revised and expanded edition of Beidler and Barton's indispensable A Reader's Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich builds on the sellout success of the first edition. Every serious reader of Erdrich's fiction will want access to this comprehensive new edition, which includes valuable new material.• Completely updated with information on four new novels published since the first edition: The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, The Master Butchers Singing Club, Four Souls, and The Painted Drum Easy-to-use genealogical charts for the various families• A map and geographical details about the settings for the novels• A detailed composite dictionary of characters (even including the minor characters)• A glossary of all of the Ojibwe words, phrases, and sentences that Erdrich, an astoundingly versatile and energetic Native American author, uses in her panoply of novels

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If this book suggests that a "winkle" is a hermaphrodite to the Bwaanag, it's got several things wrong. 1/the word is "winkte" (a Bwaanag word, Bwaanag being an Ojibwe term for Lakota or Dakota Sioux). And, 2/ there's no suggestion of the man being physically a hermaphrodite. Geez. He's simply bisexual. Nothing wrong or compromised physically, as witness the fact he races against theOjibwe champion.
In "History of the Puyats By Father Damien Modeste." <u>The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse</u> by Louise Erdrich.

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Geography Genealogy and Chronology
Dictionary of Characters
January 6 552 A M Eleanor
Balancing Tricks
Glossary of Ojibwe Words Phrases and Sentences
January 5 to January 6 1995 Jack
January 6 700 A M

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Peter G. Beidler is Lucy G. Moses Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Lehigh University. He now lives in Seattle, Washington. Gay Barton is retired from the English faculty at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.

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