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An introduction to Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson : audio guide

Author: Dan StoneDana GioiaSusan BaléePico IyerBret LottAll authors
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : National Endowment for the Arts, 2008.
Series: Big read.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Excerpts of Robinson's novel Housekeeping, the story of three generations of Foster family women set in the remote, imaginary town of Fingerbone, Idaho. Includes critical analysis as well.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Named Person: Marilynne Robinson; Marilynne Robinson
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Stone; Dana Gioia; Susan Balée; Pico Iyer; Bret Lott; Aimee Mann; Marilynne Robinson; Jim White; Annette Bening; National Endowment for the Arts.; Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.); Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)
OCLC Number: 277274820
Notes: Readings of excerpts and critical analysis.
"The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, developed in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest"--Container insert.
Performer(s): Narrated by Dana Gioia ; Susan Balée, Pico Iyer, Bret Lott, Aimee Mann, Marilynne Robinson, Jim White, Annette Bening, contributors.
Description: 1 sound disc (51 min., 58 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Radio program (28:59) --
Bonus tracks: The origin of the name Fingerbone ; Thoughts on "Housekeeping" as a first novel, and Marilynne Robinson's writing style ; The train crash, an excerpt with commentary ; The theme of abandonment, an excerpt with commentary ; The debate about Sylvie's sanity ; "Housekeeping's" haunted atmosphere, Biblical undercurrents, and the spiritual presence of water ; The visit to the abandoned homestead, an excerpt with commentary ; Influence of 19th century literature on "Housekeeping" ; A soundtrack for "Housekeeping," "Goodnight, Irene."
Series Title: Big read.
Other Titles: Housekeeping
Responsibility: written and produced by Dan Stone at the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Excerpts of Robinson's novel Housekeeping, the story of three generations of Foster family women set in the remote, imaginary town of Fingerbone, Idaho. Includes critical analysis as well.

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