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Marilynne Robinson
When I Was a Child I Read Books
 
 
Author
Marilynne Robinson.
Publisher FSG  
Format hardcover
ISBN 9780374298784
Pages/Publication Date 206/2012
Daedalus Item Code 29158
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In this second collection of essays, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead, Home, and Housekeeping returns to themes in her previous collection The Death of Adam (including her Presbyterian upbringing, the roots of Midwestern abolitionism, and the defense of Calvinism) and expands upon them with renewed vigor. In "Austerity as Ideology" she tackles the global debt crisis and the charged political and social 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.
 
 
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