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Robinson, Marilynne

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Works: 170 works in 919 publications in 20 languages and 33,046 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Essays  Christian fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3568.O3125, 813.54
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Home by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
89 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 4,412 libraries worldwide
Glory Boughton cares for her dying father, Reverend Robert Boughton; soon she is joined by her brother, Jack, who comes home looking for refuge and who is trying to make peace with his past
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
152 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 4,002 libraries worldwide
Ruthie and her younger sister, Lucille, grow toward adulthood under the untraditional care of Sylvie, the transient sister of their dead mother, in Fingerbone, the small Far West town on the glacial lake where their grandfather died in a train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff
Lila by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
69 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 3,843 libraries worldwide
Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church -- the only available shelter from the rain -- and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. But despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life is laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonize the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband that paradoxically judges those she loves
When I was a child I read books by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
31 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,842 libraries worldwide
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
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson( Sound Recording )
56 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,234 libraries worldwide
In 1956, as a minister approaches the end of his life, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets
The givenness of things : essays by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture we have become less interested in the exploration of the glorious mind, and more interested in creating technologies for material well-being. But while cultural pessimism is always fashionable, there is still much to give us hope. In The Givenness of Things, Marilynne Robinson delivers an impassioned critique of our contemporary society while arguing that reverence must be given to who we are and what we are: creatures of singular interest and value, despite our errors and depredations. Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit in her award-winning novels, and in her new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern predicament and the mysteries of faith. These seventeen essays examine the ideas that have inspired and provoked one of our finest writers throughout her life. Whether she is investigating how the work of the great thinkers of the past--Calvin, Locke, Bonhoeffer, and Shakespeare--can infuse our lives, or calling attention to the rise of the self-declared élite in American religious and political life, Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on display. Exquisite and bold, this is a call for us to find wisdom and guidance in our cultural heritage, and to offer grace to one another--Adapted from book jacket
Absence of mind : the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
"In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought-- science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson's view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard Dawkins might suggest. Instead, in its purest form, science represents a search for answers. It engages the problem of knowledge, an aspect of the mystery of consciousness, rather than providing a simple and final model of reality"--Jacket
The death of Adam : essays on modern thought by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 908 libraries worldwide
"In the tradition of nineteenth-century novelists who turned to the essay, Marilynne Robinson offers an authoritative approach to refining the ideas our culture has handed down to us. Whether considering how the McGuffey readers were inspired by midwestern abolitionists; how creationism, "long owned by the Religious Right," has spurred on contemporary Darwinism; or how John Calvin, who was a Frenchman in Geneva, points to America's continental origins, Robinson writes with great conviction."--Jacket
Home : a novel by Marilynne Robinson( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 libraries worldwide
With her father ailing, Glory Boughton has returned home to Gilead to care for him. Shortly after she returns, her brother Jack shows up after a twenty year absence. As the family copes with the death of their patriarch, they learn valuable lessons about love, death, and the fortitude of familial bonds
Lila : a novel by Marilynne Robinson( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 861 libraries worldwide
Lila, homeless and alone, steps inside a small-town Iowa church and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson( Sound Recording )
29 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Following the lives of Ruth and her younger sister throughout their haphazard adventures. The sister's mother drove off a cliff to her death leaving the rest of the family to take care of them. First their grandmother, then their bumbling great-aunts, and finally Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival
The awakening, and selected short stories by Kate Chopin( Book )
27 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterwards. Now, widely read and admired, this book has been hailed as an early vision of woman's emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman's abandonment of her family, her seduction, and her awakening to desires and passions that threaten to consume her. Here, a woman in search of self discovery turns away from convention and society, and toward the primal, irresistibly attracted to nature and the senses. -- Publisher description
Mother country by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 591 libraries worldwide
"Britain, the welfare state and nuclear pollution"--Jacket
An Introduction to Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping (1980) tells the story of Ruthie, a quiet, friendless girl living in a remote Idaho town called Fingerbone. The train that travels into the cold mountains of Fingerbone crosses a lake that has claimed the lives of Ruthie's grandfather by accident and her mother by suicide, leaving Ruthie and her younger sister Lucille with their grandmother, Sylvia Foster. When Sylvia passes away, her two sisters-in-law move to Fingerbone to take care of the girls. Though pleasant and dutiful, Misses Lily and Nona Foster enjoy their solitude. After the first hard winter, they leave Ruthie and Lucille in the hands of a younger guardian, the girls' aunt Sylvie, who returns home after sixteen years. Sylvie, their mother's younger sister, is a boxcar drifter content with her itinerant lifestyle, but she commits to staying in Fingerbone to keep house and raise the girls. She has little experience with either and becomes like a "mermaid in a ship's cabin." Most days, she wanders to the lake by the train tracks and drifts in a stolen rowboat. In a house soon covered in soot and cobwebs, cans and newspapers, she feeds the girls from jelly jars and plates made from detergent boxes. Ruthie takes it all in stride, but her sister, Lucille, sees the other children in town and wants no part of Sylvie's world. Whereas the sisters are inseparable through much of their young lives, they begin to grow apart in their teenage years. Lucille matures into a prissy woman who swings her hips and sews her own dresses; Ruthie remains a tall, gangly child with a buzzard's hunch and a distaste for school. Soon their lives, like the house and the town and their dark family history, get lost in the tangled overgrowth of loneliness and neglect. The family ties that have kept them together can hold them no more. In language as lyrical and lush as the landscapes it describes, Robinson tells a haunting story of the permanence of loss and the transitory nature of love. She reminds us that, despite the fragility of human relationships, our desires to hold onto them are what make us whole
Spillville & Gilead : chamber music by Harvey Sollberger( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in No Linguistic Content and held by 220 libraries worldwide
The sound and the fury : the corrected text by William Faulkner( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason. From the Trade Paperback edition. The novel reveals the story of the disintegration of the Compson family, doomed inhabitants of Faulkner's mythical Yoknapatawpha County, through the interior monologues of the idiot Benjy and his brothers, Quentin and Jason
When I was a child I read books : essays by Marilynne Robinson( file )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Ever since the 1981 publication of her stunning debut, Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, not only as a major American novelist (her second novel, Gilead, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize) but also a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. Her compelling and demanding collection The Death of Adam in which she reflected on her Presbyterian upbringing, investigated the roots of Midwestern abolitionism, and mounted a memorable defense of Calvinism is respected as a classic of the genre, praised by Doris Lessing as a useful antidote to the increasingly crude and slogan-loving culture we inhabit. ' In When I Was a Child I Read Books she returns to and expands upon the themes which have preoccupied her work with renewed vigor. In Austerity as Ideology, ' she tackles the global debt crisis, and the charged political and social political climate in this country that makes finding a solution to our financial troubles so challengin. In Open Thy Hand Wide ' she searches out the deeply embedded role of generosity in Christian faith. And in When I Was a Child, ' one of her most personal essays to date, an account of her childhood in Idaho becomes an exploration 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
The givenness of things : essays by Marilynne Robinson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
An array of essays delivers an impassioned critique of contemporary society while arguing that reverence must be given to who and what human beings are: creatures of singular interest and value, despite errors and depredations
Housekeeping ( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Aunt Sylvie, an eccentric free spirit, returns to her Hometown, a small mountain community in the Pacific Northwest, to care for her two oprhaned nieces
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Marilynne Robinson Amerikaans schrijfster
Marilynne Robinson scrittrice e saggista statunitense
Marilynne Robinson US-amerikanische Romanautorin und Essayistin
Marilynne Robinsonová
Robinson M. 1943-
Robinson, Marilin 1944-
Robinsone, Merilina
Summers, Marilynne 1943-
Summers, Marilynne 1944-
Summers Robinson, Marilynne
Робинсон, Мерилин
מרילין רובינסון
ראבינסאן, מרילין 1943-
רובינסון, מרילין
רובינסון, מרילין 1944-
مارلين روبنسون
مارلين روبنسون روائية أمريكية
مارلین رابینسون
میریلِن رابنسن
มาริลินน์ โรบินสัน
მერილინ რობინსონი
マリリン・ロビンソン
ロビンソン, マリリン
瑪莉蓮·羅賓遜
Languages
English (492)
French (14)
German (14)
Spanish (11)
Danish (11)
Italian (10)
Chinese (10)
Dutch (8)
Korean (5)
Czech (4)
Swedish (4)
Arabic (3)
Persian (3)
Japanese (2)
Polish (2)
Finnish (2)
Catalan (2)
Portuguese (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Hebrew (1)
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