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When I was a child I read books : essays

Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2012.
Series: Center Point large print edition.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Biography : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Since the 1981 publication of Marilynne Robinson's novel, Housekeeping, she has built a sterling reputation not only as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In this new collection she returns to the themes which have preoccupied her work: the role of faith in modern life, the inadequacy of fact, and the contradictions inherent in human nature. Clear-eyed and  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 9781611734287 1611734282
OCLC Number: 778075000
Description: 302 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Freedom of thought --
Imagination and community --
Austerity as ideology --
Open thy hand wide: Moses and the origins of American liberalism --
When I was a child --
The fate of ideas: Moses --
Wondrous love --
The human spirit and the good society --
Who was Oberlin? --
Cosmology.
Series Title: Center Point large print edition.
Responsibility: Marilynne Robinson.

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Since the 1981 publication of Marilynne Robinson's novel, Housekeeping, she has built a sterling reputation not only as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In this new collection she returns to the themes which have preoccupied her work: the role of faith in modern life, the inadequacy of fact, and the contradictions inherent in human nature. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as a modern rhetorical master.

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