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When I was a Child I Read Books

Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Picador editionView all editions and formats
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In this new collection of incisive essays, Robinson returns to the themes which have preoccupied her work: the role of faith in modern life, the inadequacy of fact, the contradictions inherent in human nature.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 9781250024053 1250024056
OCLC Number: 794367511
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xvi, 206 pages ; 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? --
Cosmology.
Responsibility: Marilynne Robinson.

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In this new collection of incisive essays, Robinson returns to the themes which have preoccupied her work: the role of faith in modern life, the inadequacy of fact, the contradictions inherent in human nature.

"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.

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