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Contemporary trickster tales the pillagers in Louise Erdrich"s North Dakota quartet and their stories of survival by Michelle R. Kloppenburg

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Published by Verlag Die Blaue Eule in Essen .
Written in English


  • Erdrich, Louise -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Indians in literature.,
  • Indians in literature.,
  • Ojibwa Indians.,
  • Tricksters in literature.

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Edition Notes

StatementMichelle R. Kloppenburg.
SeriesArbeiten zur Amerikanistik -- Bd. 24
LC ClassificationsPS3555.R42 Z75 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination314 p. ;
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19150197M
ISBN 103892069050

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