Posts Tagged: lila

What to Read When You’re Broke Down in Hell

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A list of Melissa Stephenson’s down-and-out favorites for when you have a case of the grays.

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Marilynne Robinson on Being an American

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When Christians abandon Christian standards of behavior in the defense of Christianity, when Americans abandon American standards of conduct in the name of America, they inflict harm that would not be in the power of any enemy. Marilynne Robinson, author of Housekeeping, Gilead, Home, and Lila, writes about how Christianity and exceptionalism have the potential […]

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Robinson Renewed

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For The Millions, Alex Engebretson argues that despite the twenty-four year gap between the publication of Marilynne Robinson’s first and second novel, the author’s recurring themes and imagery present a “singular vision”: Instead of an author who recreated herself late in her career, Robinson is one who has returned and renewed imaginative possibilities already latent within […]

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Sound and the Fury 2.0

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Is Lila inspired by The Idiot and The Sounds and The Fury? I’m not sure whether Lila is a stand-in for Christ, but it is clear to me that Robinson has written a character, a new kind of idiot, who is as impressive as Prince Myshkin from The Idiot or Benjy from The Sound and […]

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