When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays
Since the 1981 publication of Marilynne Robinson's novel, Housekeeping, she has built a sterling reputation not only as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist.
In this new collection she returns to the themes, which have preoccupied her work: the role of faith in modern life, the inadequacy of fact, and the contradictions inherent in human nature. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as a modern rhetorical master.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bibliostuff - LibraryThing
One of the most interesting, throught-provoking, and engaging books I have ever read. Beautifully written essays in which myriad important ideas are slipped in. I have to say that I was drawn to this ... Read full review
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If you look up "The Catcher in the Rye" on Goodreads, you will find this quote at the top of the list: "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author ... Read full review