When I Was A Child I Read Books

by Marilynne Robinson

On Sale: 02/05/2013

When I Was A Child I Read Books

by Marilynne Robinson

On Sale: 02/05/2013

Format:

About the Book

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 as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. Her compelling and demanding collection The Death of Adam—in which she reflects upon her Presbyterian upbringing, investigates the roots of Midwestern abolitionism and mounts a memorable defence of Calvinism—is respected as a classic of the genre, and praised by Doris Lessing as “a useful antidote to the increasingly crude and slogan-loving culture we inhabit.” In When I Was a Child I Read Books, Robinson returns to and expands upon the themes that have preoccupied her work with renewed vigour.

In “Austerity as Ideology,” she tackles the global debt crisis and the charged political and social climate in America that makes finding a solution tothe country’s 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 North America’s essential writers.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443410939
  • ISBN 10: 1443410934
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 02/05/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price:17.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays

When I Was A Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.

SELECT:

International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.