Baptism of Desire: Poems

Title

Baptism of Desire: Poems

Authors

Louise Erdrich

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Document Type

Book

Description

Baptism 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 work both profound and accessible.

Publication Date

1989

Publisher

Harper & Row

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2014 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History | Nonfiction

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