Baptism of Desire

Louise Erdrich


Baptism of Desire

Baptism of Desire

  • Title: Baptism of Desire
  • Author: Louise Erdrich
  • ISBN: 9780060920449
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback



A second book of poetry by Louise Erdich, author of the bestselling and award winning novels Love Medicine, The Beet Queen and Tracks.Baptisim by blood, water, or desire is necessary for salvation in Roman Catholic tradition, and baptism of desire in the term used for the leap of trust by which a sincere believer can experience spiritual regeneration.Louise Erdrich s poemsA second book of poetry by Louise Erdich, author of the bestselling and award winning novels Love Medicine, The Beet Queen and Tracks.Baptisim by blood, water, or desire is necessary for salvation in Roman Catholic tradition, and baptism of desire in the term used for the leap of trust by which a sincere believer can experience spiritual regeneration.Louise Erdrich s poems are acts of redemption Everywhere evident is Erdrich s unique capacity for finding the perfect word, the fresh, yet absolutely right, metaphor that makes her wrk both profound and accessable.


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Louise Erdrich published these poems when I was three or four; reading them is not unlike a cradling: to be held by a blood-mouthed matriarch who would bless you and defend you. That is what these poems do. They hold you up to the dangerous light.

free from somerville library (along with 15 other books i took home from their purging of old editions!) and oh so good and out of print and i'msolucky yay. i love this woman. i consider her the only other magical realist faulkneresque writer in the US besides toni morrison

This collection of Erdrich’s poetry is taut and fraught (in the best kind of way) with the themes of religion, communion, and togetherness vs loneliness; she tears open catholic scenery to forge a new mythology, weaving together her personal life, indigenous imagery, and rites of the church. Her poem on Mary Magdalene is especially powerful and worth a dog ear.

Interesting collection of poetry. Louise Erdrich is an Ojibwe author whose novels and poetry explore the intersection of her father's catholic faith and her native heritage. I don't endorse her religious vision, but the poems are entertaining. There is also a prose story (myth?) about his death, afterlife and reincarnation of Potchikoo. I especially liked Potchickoo's discovery that white-people-hell is to be chained by the neck to the Sears Roebuck Catalog. The story is wickedly funny.My favori [...]

Of Erdrich's books of poetry, this one is my favorite. One poem, which begins "I am sorry I ruined the oatmeal," is a potent litany of apologies from what sounds like a woman being criticized for every little thing she does. I enjoy her humility and understand her crippling love. At times this collection brings to mind Sharon Olds and her poetry of family and love and sex and real real life. Another poem reminds me of my favorite, Edna St. Vincent Millay, when it begins, "It was not love. No flo [...]

As you may know, her prose is poeticd her poetry is gorgeous!

Moving and spiritual poems.

Erdrich; therefore: powerful, heartful, soulful, rain in the forest.


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