Reservations Chronicle: The Interplay of Real and Imaginary Places in Louise Erdrich's Tracks

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Spatiality occupies pivotal status in the thematic orientation of Native American literature. Native American male writers in general and female writers, in particular consider the issues of space and place with reference to issues of identity, separation and conflict with Euro-Americans. The present paper aims to study the portrayal of real and imaginary places in Louise Erdrich's Tracks. The study maintains that Erdrich infuses energy into the places portrayed in the novel. Hence, places do not remain static or flat rather; they assume dynamic characteristics that not only trigger action but also become a character in the development of the plot. The present study concludes that textual and imagined places should not be taken as mere portrayals of topographic structures; rather, they explain the socio-cultural paradigm of a given social order.


1-Fasih ur Rehman
Lecturer, Department of English, Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak, KP, Pakistan.

2-Rao Aisha Sadiq
Lecturer, Department of English, Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities & Linguistics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.


Louise Erdrich, Native American Topography, Place, Space, Spatiality

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Published: 09 2021

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