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For than twenty years Louise Erdrich has dazzled readers with the intricately wrought deeply poetic novels which have won her a place among today's finest writers Her nonfiction is eually elouent and this lovely memoir offers a vivid glimpse of the landscape the people and the long tradition of storytelling that give her work its magical elemental force In a small boat like those her Native American ancest Erdrich’s love of books and her Native culture sh Lannes (1769-1809) maréchal de Napoléon : Colloque Maisons-Laffitte, 18 mars 2017 offers a vivid glimpse Le Sexe sous l'Empire of the landscape the people and the long tradition De Gaulle et Churchill (Tempus t. 34) of storytelling that give her work its magical elemental force In a small boat like those her Native American ancest Erdrich’s love La France après Napoléon: Invasions et occupations (1814-1818) of books and her Native culture sh

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Ors have used for countless generations she travels to Ojibwe home ground the islands of Lake of the Woods in southern Ontario Her only companions are her new baby and the baby's father an Ojibwe spiritual leader on a pilgrimage to the sacred rock paintings their people have venerated for centuries as mystical teaching and dream guides and where even today Ojibwe leave offerings of tobacco in token of thei What a magical book I truly loved every page Defini La France et les Français sous la IIIe République 1870-1940 of Lake Nouvelle Histoire de la France contemporaine, tome 9 : De la fête impériale au mur des fédérés, 1852-1871 of the Woods in southern Ontario Her Un souvenir de Solférino (Éd.1862) only companions are her new baby and the baby's father an Ojibwe spiritual leader Le champ de luzerne on a pilgrimage to the sacred rock paintings their people have venerated for centuries as mystical teaching and dream guides and where even today Ojibwe leave Le Triomphe de la République - 1871-1914 offerings La République radicale (1898-1914) of tobacco in token Caulaincourt : Diplomate de Napoléon of thei What a magical book I truly loved every page Defini


10 thoughts on “Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country National Geographic Directions

  1. says:

    In my pre GR days when I was first making reading a serious pursuit my strategy was rarely complicated than picking out intriguing looking covers and bleeding previously successfully indulged authors dry Over the years as my vistas grew broad and my tastes discerning my ability to stick with a chosen name for any length of time has progressively shortened and I have little issue with striking off prospective reads if a second or even first book goes awry especially if I have not yet acuired any physical copies However as these misadventures are almost always on the fiction side of things lately I've made a habit in such instances if an author's bibliography allows for such of switching over to nonfiction hoping to rediscover the appeal without running to as many of the tropes Erdrich is a name who persistently tantalizes me with than a dozen well received and appreciably diversely themed works so when the rare instance occurred and instead of another shiny stickered narrative a slim memoir with her name on the cover crossed my path I didn't think twice about snatching it Now that I'm finished I am glad to say that I am keen on continuing my trajectory through the author's fiction side with one particular work concerned with gender bending in my sights this was a reprieve that I not only needed with regards to my views on the author but also humanity the ecosystem my home country and even the broader sprawling profundity of future timelines Pretty good for a short work that turned out to be a further 30 pages shorter than its log on this site currently proclaims I can't imagine home without an overflow of books Now I knew I was going to be extraordinarily biased towards this work what with my own heart and soul being overtly displayed in the book's title and generously explored in the limited content through sentences such as the one above What I didn't expect was a rather philosophical turnaround regarding a particular slogan that has plagued the modern timeline for at least the past four years MAGA Make America great again You see Erdrich has a sense that follows a similar trajectory but her perspective is far one of MOGA Make Ojibwe great again a concept that thanks to the entrenched complicated and often sordid interweaving that winds through this country of mine necessarily implies MpAGA Make pre America great again or perhaps that should be Make post American great again Ideally there wouldn't even be an America and sense of restoration would be devoted to smaller concerns of sturgeon populations fluent Ojibwe speaker populations thunderbirds actual ones mind you Manoominikeshii elm trees surviving the ever warmer winters of encroaching climate change humans once again giving birth on the islands of their ancestors In the wake of a controversy regarding a not so native author I've superficially delved into conversations regarding community culture and blood uantum; to my untrained purebred WASC mind Erdrich is so deeply concerned with yet instinctively enmeshed in the habitus of a lifeline that spans a good ten thousand years at least that I trust her fiction than I had even before that aforementioned event painfully shook my confidence in my own critical faculties I was also pleasantly surprised by her tastes in fiction and her mention of than one book on my TBR has me contemplating the far off venues of both post 2020 reading challenge goals and pre 2021 reading challenges depending on the publication year All in all a lovely lovely meditation on themes that veer so much from customary modern concerns in such a humane manner that the fact that I don't get of it in my media although 'Avatar the Last Airbender' and Pose both on Netflix are really helping me out visual media wise is really uite a shame Another reason to give Erdrich another chance and fortunately she has plenty for me to choose fromMy reading choices of these are half the remains of my challenge reads half a twenty first century focus and I am still adjusting to the change of having my reading line up with modern day technologies and social media This meditation on the personal that manages to extend vast distances through both the national landscape and the future unknown is a rare piece and while I don't love it or consider it a favorite I recognize that one of its roots is the same that forms the crux of many a work that is Tracks another entry riddled with GR's puking obstinacy introduced me to one of the most powerful evocations of mass death and destruction that I have ever encountered and during these days of uarantine I watch the United States tear itself apart for the sake of pride power money and a certain smugness that those who matter will be able to wait this out on high as they always have been While speaking with others I've said that this will all probably boil down to the deaths of either the whos or the how manys and the mass protests are only the beginning of what could happen Erdrich is one who contemplated historical instances of situations such as this albeit typically far light a living thing with a magnifying glass focused in nature long before people started believing Coronavirus was a giant hoax and I have to wonder what compositions of hers will come out of all of this if any do at all When out is I have no idea but I do hope the books and the islands are doing alright I draw strength from the thought of them than I do from that of most humans


  2. says:

    Really 35 stars Somewhere on Rainy Lake which borders Minnesota and Canada and reaches further north into the wilderness there is one island among 1600 that has on it over 10000 books An Ojibwe bibliophile collected these over the course of a long life Now if you've ever paddled in the Boundary Waters Wilderness or if you ever do think about that The is very harsh country Winters can be bitterly cold and snowy and summers are often wet and rarely overly hot It's also uite beautiful and still pristine Very few visitors are allowed to visit the island but Louise Erdrich is one who has that opportunity and she shares that in this brief treatise that interconnects the Ojibwe culture islands and books As part of the National Geographic Directions series this is in a sense a travel book but not in the traditional sense Louise Erdrich is 47 years old has an 18 month old daughter her fourth and she and the baby take a vacation to visit the baby's father and the island of the books She writes in what feels to be of an exercise than a polished work But that's okay Her topics are interesting and well relayed to the reader The Ojibwe language rock paintings medicinal plants and books and their collector are covered She ties the theme of the book together nicely Upon arriving home she realizes her bookstore is near what is known as the Lake of the Isles' in Minneapolis This is an interesting little comfort read for by the lakeside or in front of a crackling fire Recommended to Erdrich fans


  3. says:

    Erdrich’s love of books and her Native culture shine throughout this book but I have to admit that I kept feeling like she had some deeper purpose for writing this that I was somehow missing I’m participating in a book discussion with a Goodreads group about the book so maybe that will enlighten me The cliff paintings in Lake of the Woods sound beautiful and fascinatingAs a side note I don’t think I was at all familiar with the Ojibwe tribe prior to when I started to read books by William Kent Kruger but from this book I learned that the tribe is also called Chippewa a name with which I am uite familiar


  4. says:

    People have had words and stories long before they've had alphabets and writing The desire to note things down make sense of the world around us to leave a message for those who come later has always been there even when we didn't have our abc's and lengthy tomes of war and peace Cave drawings stone carvings ancient cultures have always found a way to leave a message that would go a long way into the future and serve as a warning a blessing or protection In the case of the Ojibwe Native Americans this also included elaborate drawings on the rocks and cliffs of the many islands in Lake of the Woods in Canada Islands turned into books Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country is a little gem of a book very short but very full of information and insights on Ojibwe culture and history When I first started it I wasn't really sure what to expect and was delighted to see that this was not only a book about books and islands but also a book about language nature healing and finding your roots While at first the chapters didn't seem very connected the I read and the I think about it now that I've finished reading the connections I findIslands bear their own stories which in cultures with strong storytelling traditions such as the Ojibwe often turns them into a sort book this one has a ghost this one has a demon A family died on a third a white man built a home on a fourth Each island holds a story of what happened on it Adding ancient drawings and paintings on cliffs and rocks turns them into books floating on the surface of the water there for us to readThen there are Erdrich's musings on language and storytelling language and books the connection is obvious Lose one you lose the other She describes her struggle to get a hold of the language of her ancestors and her efforts to learn it the complicated grammar and the many ways in which local communities work hard to keep it flourishingAnd of course there are the chapters on family home and love all of which are favorite parts of love when reading Erdrich


  5. says:

    What a magical book I truly loved every page Definitely made me feel nostalgic for Minnesota but also opened my eyes to a whole world I really knew nothing about which is the Ojibwe culture and language Will definitely not be my only reading of this lovely journey


  6. says:

    This memoir transported me to places I would love to visitAnd I feel like I have with the wisdom and knowledge to have some understanding of the painted rocks and the messages they still share hundreds or thousands of years later I particularly connected to the Ojibwe tradition of storytelling and was absolutely amazed by the wealth of the language A language you could learn all your life and never completely conuerErdrich's travels with her small daughter from island to island and her observations of the wild life and the scenery captivated me completelyShe was so privileged to visit Ernest Oberholtzer's wondrous island of books and I was privileged to learn of such a placeHer discussions about books inspired meSo much delight in so few pages


  7. says:

    Books Why?In this meditative memoir Erdrich writes of books stories and people and of their whys She details the cherishing complex language of Ojibwe; Anishinaabe painted rocks; a curious man and his 11000 book collection; and her young daughter's connection to animalsAfter having read as many Erdrich novels as I have I was eager to venture into her non fiction I found it as particular and funny as her fiction but personal The landscapes of northern Minnesota and southern Canada she describes brought me back to childhood summers in northern Wisconsin Erdrich is an unrestrained bibliophile and sharing her delight in books was one of the great pleasures of this readOne to return to and treasure in years to come


  8. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book in anticipation of spending a week at Mallard Island Louise Erdrich writes about her time there on pages 100 131 Her love for books Mazanibaganjigan in Ojibwe comes through as both a cultural practice dating back to 2000BC in North America and also as a current obsession that engages her wherever she travels I loved reading this book not only because of the place the books the language but also because her baby is with her throughout her travels I love the model of how to live and travel in balance with life


  9. says:

    A good one day read Based on Erdrich’s trip to islands in Lake of the Woods northern Minnesota and southern Ontario especially the island where the Ernest Oberholtzer foundation is located Oberholtzer was a friend of nature and the Ojibwe people At his death he left behind a large book collection that Erdrich introduces to us In addition she gives us interesting commentary on Ojibwe rock art language and culture throughout the book One of my favorite examples is her discussion of terms of farewell in Ojibwe She mentions that for her people “goodbye” is “too final” so instead they have invented terms like “weweni babamanadis which translates roughly as an admonition to be careful as you go around being ugly in your ugly life” The narrative published by National Geographic is a travel memoir and as such is rather light reading interesting topics but no deep treatment of anything Since the Oberholtzer library is constructed as the goal of the trip one wishes for extensive treatment of that portion of the trip


  10. says:

    This is another book I can't really describe perhaps the non fiction euivalent to If on a Winter's Night though not nearly as strange It's almost a thought journal with observations on motherhood and riding in a canoe on driving an old and beloved vehicle on reading and wood ticks and the peculiar joys of Anishinaabemowin It reads as if free form but it's clearly thought out and organised If you're interested at all in the culture and language of the Ojibwe or the northern woods you should enjoy it I did