Louise Erdrich Baptism of Desire: Poems

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Paperback. Pub Date: December 1990 Pages: 96 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers 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. The second book of poems by the bestselling author. A native American. Erdrich writes poems of redemption in clear. spare language.

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"Louise Erdrich gives a powerful vision of the broad stages that mark most women's lives: birth, maturation, marriage, motherhood, death...She gracefully weaves traditional religious imagery and the common moments in our lives.""--Detroit Free Press
"A significant voice...The dominant chord of Louise Erdrich's poetry is that of an instinctive acceptance of life's unknowable mysteries.""--San Francisco Chronicle

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Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her debut novel, Love Medicine, was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Erdrich has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.

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