LOVE MEDICINE: Week Five

Since David talked about “Resurrection,” I thought I’d finish up my part of this discussion by looking at the book’s religious structure. It goes without saying that any book that begins with a death on the day before Easter and…

LOVE MEDICINE: Week Four

David’s already done a great job of exploring “Crown of Thorns,” so I thought I’d talk about “Love Medicine,” which might be my favorite story in the book. In many ways, “Love Medicine” is the mirror image of “Crown of…

LOVE MEDICINE: Week Three

Great comments, Danville! Keep ???em coming! I especially like the arguments that some of you have made about the title of “The Bridge.” You’re right to see that chapter as about Albertine’s transition to womanhood, but I also agree with…

Love Medicine: Week Two

Yeah, those damn geese. Nector Kashpaw never stood a chance. When he meets Marie, he’s on his way to see Lulu, his mind transfixed by desire: I think of her little wet tongue and I have to stop then and…

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