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WHEN I WAS A CHILD I READ BOOKS: Essays

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist returns with a collection of essays that are variously literary, political and religious.Robinson (Iowa Writers' Workshop; Home, 2008, etc.) begins with some quotations from Whitman about democracy, then blasts the contentious, mean-spirited political climate. Although she discusses writers, her reading and her life, one subject colors her pages with passion ... Read full review

Review: When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Harvey Freedenberg

Whenever I despair about the quality of our public discourse, I remind myself that ours remains a society inhabited by people like Pulitzer Prizewinning novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson (GILEAD, HOME). Generous, humane and occasionally witty, her point of view is an antidote to the partisan screeds that pass for political argument today, and her new essay collection is a bracing display of ... Read full review

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

The title made me curious. I hadn't intended to read the book, but just opening on a page randomly, Robinson's prose beckons. For not having heard of her before, I like her thought processes and arguments. I may even need to buy the book. Read full review

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