Chapter

Spatial relations: the Love Medicine tetralogy and Tales of Burning Love

David Stirrup

in Louise Erdrich

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780719074264
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702581 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719074264.003.0003
Spatial relations: the Love Medicine tetralogy and Tales of Burning Love

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter discusses the unity and spatial relations found in the Love Medicine tetralogy and the Tales of Burning Love, identifying the metaphors used in the novels and explaining how the specific post-contact condition of Native – especially mixed blood – life in the United States is addressed. It also examines the deconstructive work of Erdrich's texts during the early stages of Love Medicine; Leslie Silko's review of Erdrich's prose style; the imagery of culture, syncretism and Catholicism in the novels; the fluidity of Erdrich's prose; and the fundamental themes of her early work.

Keywords: unity; spatial relations; metaphors; post-contact condition; deconstructive work; prose style; imagery; fluidity; fundamental themes

Chapter.  16546 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.