When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays by Marilynne Robinson
When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Title: When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays
ISBN10: 0374298785
ISBN13: 978-0374298784
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (March 13, 2012)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1618 kb
Size epub: 1439 kb
Rating: 3.8 ✪
Votes: 473
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism

Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, not only as a major American novelist, but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. 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 challenging. 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.