Love Medicine | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Karen Janet McKinney

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Love Medicine.
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Critical Essay by Karen Janet McKinney

SOURCE: McKinney, Karen Janet. “False Miracles and Failed Vision in Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine.Critique 40, no. 2 (winter 1999): 152-60.

In the following essay, McKinney explores the negative influence of Catholic missionaries on the Chippewa people and the impact of Catholicism in Erdrich's Love Medicine.

In the last decade of the twentieth century, American culture seems increasingly at war with itself; racial and cultural divisions appear to be at once more marked and more insidious than ever before. We read the endless essays in “liberal” journals, listen to reactionary shoutings on the radio, and turn with disgusted disbelief from the “talk” shows on television. Then, some works of literature come to our rescue, as the reflecting ponds in which we can see some sort of truth that we...

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