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Robinson, Marilynne

Overview
Works: 158 works in 519 publications in 9 languages and 23,008 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Christian fiction  History  Short stories, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Young adult works 
Roles: Thesis advisor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3568.O3125, 813.54
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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
67 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 5,230 libraries worldwide
As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, 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
Home by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
49 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,928 libraries worldwide
Glory Boughton, aged thirty-eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Soon her brother, Jack--the prodigal son of the family, gone for twenty years--comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
83 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,528 libraries worldwide
Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award A modern classic, "Housekeeping" is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transcience
When I was a child I read books by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,688 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 )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,270 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
Absence of mind : the dispelling of inwardness from the modern myth of the self by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,135 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
Home a novel by Marilynne Robinson( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 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
The death of Adam : essays on modern thought by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 863 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."--BOOK JACKET
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 802 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
An Introduction to Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 698 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
The awakening and selected short stories by Kate Chopin( Book )
21 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and held by 634 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 )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 libraries worldwide
"Britain, the welfare state and nuclear pollution"--Dust jacket
When I was a child I read books essays by Marilynne Robinson( file )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 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
Gilead : roman by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Dutch and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Een bejaarde dominee schrijft in 1956 aan zijn dan 7-jarige zoon over vroeger en heden
guan jia by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 54 libraries worldwide
The story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt
The awakening by Kate Chopin( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Edna Pontellier, a Victorian-era wife and mother, is awakened to the full force of her desire for love and freedom when she becomes enamored with Robert LeBrun, a young man she meets while on vacation
Chez nous roman by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Un roman sur les secrets de famille, sur la fuite du temps et la succession des générations. Glory Boughton, 38 ans, est de retour à Gilead où son père achève sa vie. Bientôt son frère Jack, le fils prodigue de la famille, disparu depuis plus de vingt ans, réapparaît lui aussi, en quête d'un refuge et dans l'espoir de faire la paix avec un passé tourmenté et douloureux. Prix Orange 2009
Yi ai ji lie by Binxun Luo( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Thuis : roman by Marilynne Robinson( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Na twintig jaar afwezigheid keert een verloren gewaande zoon terug naar huis, waar zijn vader -die predikant is- niet lang meer te leven heeft
Marilynne Robinson reads Housekeeping (excerpts). Marilynne Robinson reads Housekeeping and Mother country (excerpts) by Marilynne Robinson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Marilynne Robinson reads the final chapter of her novel Housekeeping and selections from Mother country, her account of Great Britain's role in radioactive pollution at Sellafield power plant
 
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Alternative Names
Robinsone, Merilina
Summers, Marilynne, 1943-
Summers, Marilynne 1944- Frueherer Name
ראבינסאן, מרילין, 1943-
רובינסון, מרילין
ロビンソン, マリリン
Languages
English (347)
Chinese (6)
Danish (4)
French (3)
Dutch (3)
Italian (2)
German (1)
Korean (1)
Czech (1)
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