READ AUDIOBOOK ↠ The Crown of Columbus - by Michael Dorris Louise Erdrich #2020


  • Title: The Crown of Columbus
  • Author: Michael Dorris Louise Erdrich
  • ISBN: 9780060931650
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Crown of Columbus By Michael Dorris Louise Erdrich In their only fully collaborative literary work, Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich have written a gripping novel of history, suspense, recovery, and new beginnings The Crown of Columbus chronicles the adventures of a pair of mismatched lovers Vivian Twostar, a divorced, pregnant anthropologist, and Roger Williams, a consummate academic, epic poet, and bewildered fatherIn their only fully collaborative literary work, Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich have written a gripping novel of history, suspense, recovery, and new beginnings The Crown of Columbus chronicles the adventures of a pair of mismatched lovers Vivian Twostar, a divorced, pregnant anthropologist, and Roger Williams, a consummate academic, epic poet, and bewildered father of Vivian s baby on their quest for the truth about Christopher Columbus and themselves When Vivian uncovers what is presumed to be the lost diary of Christopher Columbus, she and Roger are drawn into a journey from icy New Hampshire to the idyllic Caribbean in search of the greatest treasure of Europe Lured by the wild promise of redeeming the past, they are plunged into a harrowing race against time and death that threatens and finally changes their lives A rollicking tale of adventure, The Crown of Columbus is also contemporary love story and a tender examination of parenthood and passion.
    Michael Dorris Louise Erdrich
    Michael Dorris was a novelist, short story writer, nonfiction writer, and author of books for childrenThe first member of his family to attend college, Dorris graduated from Georgetown with honors in English and received his graduate degree in anthropology from Yale Dorris worked as a professor of English and anthropology at Dartmouth College Dorris was part Native American through the lineage of his paternal He founded the Native American Studies department at Dartmouth in 1972 and chaired it until 1985 In 1971, Dorris became the first unmarried man in the United States to adopt a child His adopted son, Reynold Abel, was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome and his condition became the subject of Dorris The Broken Cord, the pseudonym Adam is used for his son in the book In 1981, Dorris married aspiring writer Louise Erdrich Throughout their relationship, Erdrich and Dorris edited and contributed to each other s writing.In 1991, Dorris adopted son, Reynold Abel, died after being hit by a car In 1996, Louise Erdrich separated from Dorris On April 10, 1997, Dorris committed suicide in Concord, New Hampshire.

    The Crown of Columbus By Michael Dorris Louise Erdrich

    Commentaires:

    Alana
    The Crown of Columbus was written by Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris, a husband and wife team of authors with Native American roots sort of well, on that later Both Erdrich and Dorris are individually noted for their own accomplishments Erdrich mostly for her novels, Dorris for his poetry as well as his nonfiction activism , but they frequently collaborated They wrote together under the pseudonym Milou North, though The Crown of Columbus is the only novel where they publish using their indivi [...]

    Christian
    This is one of the worst books I ve ever read It s basically a paean of love between the two authors who have put themselves into a fictional story So why would they make themselves do stupid things The overly pregnant woman locks herself in a public library, and the man falls into a cove and keeps himself sane by chanting a long and terrible poem If I were going to write myself into a story, I hope I d be kicking a little ass than this While I did not hurl this book across the room in anger as [...]

    Kristen Suagee-beauduy
    This would be an awesome text to study in a decolonization based literature class My favorite paragraph may just be the one where the teenage son comes to terms with his grandmother s pedagogy Nothing, not even an event that had taken place before she was born, was fixed in it s interpretation Truth was all in the story, in the way it was told and in who was doing the telling It could change in a minute or remain the same forever A truth lasted only until a better one came along and replaced it [...]

    Jan Priddy
    I am a great fan of both authors and read this book when it was first released All that I can remember is that it was so very, very bad.

    Crys Jackson
    Read in highschool

    Jim
    I picked this book up long ago, but didn t like the start I guess and put it aside, only to try again now I found that I thoroughly enjoyed the tale, told as these authors s books often are, through several voices often members of the same family At least this one doesn t follow the reverse timeline pattern This one starts as a kind of romance novel two older academics one Native American mix and the other New England blueblood who end up having a child out of wedlock, but struggle to get past e [...]

    Eric_W
    Sin as a concept has nothing to do with right or wrong It has to do with obedience You have to submit to the transcendent authority, God, the church, whatever Sin is deviance Not the kind of statement one normally finds in a mystery story This is from The Crown of Columbus by Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich, both esteemed novelists or so I m told The tragic story of Michael Dorris s suicide after being accused of child abuse by Louise Erdrich in their bitter divorce is awful see salon april97 [...]

    Marvin
    This has been panned by reviewers, but I enjoyed it It s an interesting novel with an academic setting a female Native American Studies professor falls in love with a poet both are engaged in contrasting efforts to reconstruct Christopher Columbus s discovery of American for the quincentennial She discovers new evidence, which leads to adventure near disaster For me, it was, in some ways, a less intellectual version of A S Byatt s Possession But it was also personal The couple has a baby, which [...]

    Meg
    3.5 stars I enjoyed this book a lot but felt it had some flaws While Vivian felt like a 3 dimensional person, Roger felt like a caricature of a ridiculous WASP academic He did eventually develop depth, but I didn t find him believable for the first half of the book Also, the book was too long a little editing would have improved it That said, I liked the way the mystery was resolved in the end And I liked reading a book with a baby, where the baby didn t just act like a baby when it served the [...]

    KathyPetersen
    Having read some nonfiction on the Columbus era, I went back to a book I d read quite some time ago and, it turns out, didn t remember very well Perhaps I better appreciated The Crown of Columbus because of my recent acquaintance with factual whatever that may mean inquiry It s a bit fantastic, especially with Vivian on the boat and Roger trapped any would qualify as spoilers But I admired the different voices the authors use and the unwinding of the complicated and fascinating journey they put [...]

    Hope
    This is the ONLY thing I have ever read by Louise Erdrich that I didn t absolutely love and yes, I have read almost everything she has written So far below her usual standards on all counts that I never would have believed she had written it if her name wasn t there on the cover Her late ex husband Michael Dorris was a fine writer, too I can t imagine what they were thinking It s a potboiler, plain and simple They must have had a bunch of bills to pay or something Extremely disappointing.

    Kathleen Messmer
    This is arguably one of the worst books I ve ever read Granted, I m reviewing it based on only the first half I could not bring myself to go any further That said, neither of the protagonists is even remotely likeable, the grandmother is an intolerable bitch and the teenage son is extraordinarily surly for no apparent reason other than he s a teenager A book has to be pretty awful for me to discard it without finishing and this one definitely was I do NOT recommend this book to anyone It s terri [...]

    Katie
    This was my pick to kick start summer reading I love Louise Erdrich and am working my way through her novels This one is markedly different from the rest as it is much lighter, airing on the side of an adventure mystery The notable difference is likely a direct result of her collaboration with her husband Michael Dorris It was an entertaining read I d recommend it, especial for a beachy vacation.

    Amy
    Louise Erdrich s writing is pure poetry I ve said it before, and I ll say it every time I read something of hers This is a bit different since it was a collaboration with Michael Dorris, but it meldled togethery beautifully, and the story had a lot of mystery and suspense I ve been reading books with the theme of finding a lost diary artifact legendary vampire, so it was interesting to keep up the trend.

    Dena
    It was okay I might be missing something big but I totally don t get the ending The poem was arduous and seemed misplaced in the book For that matter, so was the odd ending, seems like cerebral things to be shoved in where they didn t belong had it been wrapped up better and quicker I might have said it was interesting and entertaining but it was shooting for something else and failed in both Oh well It wasn t a complete loss but it could have been better.

    Joyce
    I am a Louise Erdrich fan, and I enjoy her way with words This book does not disappoint in that regard, but the story requires a little too much suspension of disbelief for me While I can believe that a copy of Columbus diary survived somewhere, I just can t believe Jesus crown of thorns survived and was brought to the New World by Columbus.

    Elaine Cougler
    The Crown of Columbus by Michael Dorris and Louise Eldrich husband and wife is somewhat confusing in its structure but dwells on intriguing themes As the title implies Columbus 500th anniversary discovering America is central but is treated in an unusual manner i.e through the eyes of a North American Native professor I enjoyed this book but was not wild about it.

    Lynn
    Do not bother with this book I enjoyed _The Master Butcher s Singing Club_ by Erdrich, and I am fascinated by Christopher Columbus and his legacy But even though I was the perfect candidate for this book, I found it quite painful, especially at the end I believe it failed on every level.

    Venessa
    Husband and wife team novel, not as good as Erdrich s solo works, but still very intelligent yet filled with humor, and plenty of fact filling out and defining the fiction More adventuresome than other works by either author, and a giant mystery, although it could never be classified as a mystery A great work of literary fiction.

    Donna
    With Columbus Day coming I have been thinking about this book that I read many years ago It is the other story of Columbus the one from the Native peoples perspective Check it out it will change the way you think about what we were taught in school

    emily
    the beginning, with louise and michael oops, vivian and roger swanning and swooning around dartmouth is fine, albeit wanky, but it goes downhill the moment erdrich and dorris said to themselves, screw this, let s write an adventure novel instead after the book club discussion.

    Abigail (42stitches)
    The cover art iswrong Who gets paid to do that stuff anyway As much as I love Louse Erdrich, this book was not that great Not terrible, and many ways funny, but kind of mediocre otherwise The shark scene really turned me off for some reason The pacing was good, though.

    Lucia
    I loved Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris I like quite a lot The Beet Queen, Love Medicine, etc by Louise Erdrich So the collaboration should be great, right Not so much More like the worst of both writers has emerged Not a horrible book, but a major disappointment to me.

    Dee
    This was an intriguing story about Christopher Columbus written from a Native American point of view It was a mystery and a love story with a lot of history thrown in And, it made me look at Columbus in a whole new light, regarding his origins and his relationship with the sovereigns of Spain.

    Rae
    Two estranged professors, both intrigued by Christopher Columbus, discover his diarywhich could lead to a priceless treasure As they investigate Columbus and search for answers, they resolve many of their own differences as well.

    Sharon
    A clever plot a college professor thinks she might have discovered Columbus lost diary Told in segments by different characters, all with distinct voices and vivid personalities Chock full of suspense, romance, family dynamics, and , this book was a real surprise.

    Kristi
    A good book, one that kept me reading to discover what would happen next A nice mystery I didn t like the personality of the male character in this book Upon further reading about the authors, I believe that character may have been modeled on its author Dorris.

    Lisbeth Solberg
    This was co written with Louise Erdrich, if I remember correctly At any rate, that chapters alternate narrative voices It did not measure up to either of their best work it seemed to me to be written with a movie contract in mind and a second rate movie at that.

    Katharine Ott
    The Crown of Columbus written by Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich and published in 1991 by HarperCollins A really entertaining story.

    Richard
    I couldn t finish this book I gave it 100 pages I just kept getting confused by the authors style of writing Am I getting dense as I get older Don t respond.

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