Known for her engrossing explorations of Native American themes, Louise Erdrich has created award-winning novels, poetry, stories, and more for three decades. Tracks on a Page: Louise Erdrich, Her Life and Works examines Erdrich's oeuvre in light of her experiences, her gender, and her heritage as the daughter of a Chippewa mother and German-American father. The book covers Erdrich from her birth to the present, offering fresh information and perspectives based on original research. By interweaving biography and literary analysis, the author, who is herself Native American, gives readers a complete and nuanced understanding of the ways in which Erdrich's identity as a woman and an American Indian have influenced her life and her writing. Tracks on a Page is the first, book-length work to approach Erdrich and her works from a non-Euro-Western perspective. It contextualizes both life and writing through the lenses of American Indian history, politics, economics, and culture, offering readers new and intriguing ways to appreciate this outstanding author.The reviews that are available (as of this writing in early 2013), are uniformly complimentary, with never a naysayer anywhere. ... In November 2012, The Round House won the prestigious National Book Award. There were ... The second book, Chickadee, that Erdrich published in 2012 is From Page to Stage and Beyond 101.
|Title||:||Tracks on a Page: Louise Erdrich, Her Life and Works|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2013-05-23|