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Baptism of Desire
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Harper Perennial
Pub Date: 1991
ISBN: 9780060920449
Louise Erdrich
Baptism of Desire
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Baptism of Desire

by Louise Erdrich

A second book of poetry by Louise Erdich.

Baptism by blood, water, or desire is necessary for salvation in Roman Catholic tradition, and baptism of desire is 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.