Louise Erdrich | Critical Review by Mark Childress

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Louise Erdrich.
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SOURCE: "A Gathering of Widows," in New York Times, May 12, 1996, p. 10.

In the following review, Childress praises Erdrich's storytelling and characterization in Tales of Burning Love.

Louise Erdrich is attracted by the miraculous possibilities of love. Romantic love, religious ecstasy, the strange mixture of devotion and misunderstanding that runs through families—all are steeped together. The result is a rich and fragrant infusion.

Tales of Burning Love is her sixth novel (including The Crown of Columbus, written with her husband, Michael Dorris). The publisher says this book "extends the boundaries of her literary vision," but any reader familiar with Love Medicine and The Beet Queen will recognize the characters and settings. Once again we are firmly placed in the bleakly beautiful landscape surrounding Argus, N.D. Once again many of the characters are Native Americans with a fading connection to the reservation, confused Roman...

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