Louise Erdrich

in Little Falls, Minnesota, The United States
June 07, 1954


William Faulkner

Karen Louise Erdrich is a American author of novels, poetry, and children's books. Her father is German American and mother is half Ojibwe and half French American. She is an enrolled member of the Anishinaabe nation (also known as Chippewa). She is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant Native writers of the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.

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Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists. Born in 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota, she grew up mostly in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where her parents taught at Bur


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“When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.”
Louise Erdrich, The Plague of Doves

“Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.”
Louise Erdrich

“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”
Louise Erdrich, The Bingo Palace


February 2017 New School Classic Poll

Beloved by Toni Morrison, 324 pgs, 1987
  49 votes, 18.7%

  49 votes, 18.7%

  31 votes, 11.8%

I, Claudius by Robert Graves, 468 pgs, 1934
  25 votes, 9.5%

  20 votes, 7.6%

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, 231 pgs, 1939
  16 votes, 6.1%

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, 355 pgs, 1961
  15 votes, 5.7%

  12 votes, 4.6%

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler, 216 pgs, 1940
  11 votes, 4.2%

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini, 236 pgs, 1922
  9 votes, 3.4%

  8 votes, 3.1%

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges, 174 pgs, 1944
  7 votes, 2.7%

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, 367 pgs, 1984
  7 votes, 2.7%

Centennial by James A. Michener, 1056 pgs, 1974
  3 votes, 1.1%


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