The writer’s brief: collaboration, (auto)biography, and pedagogy

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:
The writer’s brief: collaboration, (auto)biography, and pedagogy

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This chapter addresses the ways in which Erdrich and her critics examine the complex symbiosis of her various ‘spheres’, outlining her working collaboration with Michael Dorris in order to study the revision process that is important to her work. It then discusses two of Erdrich's memoirs, and considers the ways she uses to record her influences, writing processes, and the importance of families and homes to her creativity. The chapter ends with a section on the pedagogical brief of Erdrich's children's writing.

Keywords: spheres; symbiosis; collaboration; Michael Dorris; revision process; memoirs; pedagogical brief; children's writing

Chapter.  12396 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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