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|Description:||xvi, 206 p. ; 21 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? --
"In this lucid but impassioned collection, Robinson expands with renewed vigor the themes that have preoccupied her work. When I Was a Child I Read Books tackles the charged political and social climate in this country, the deeply embedded role of generosity in Christian faith, and the nature of individualism and the myth of the American West. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as one of our essential writers." -- Publisher's description.