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Marilynne Robinson - The Givenness of Things (Essays) (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.95
SKU B001404
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Non-Fiction - Uncategorised
  • Published : 2015
  • ISBN : 9780349007335
  • SKU : B001404
  • PPC : LL270gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

A profound essay collection from the beloved author of Gilead, Houskeeping and Lila, now including Marilynne Robinson's conversation with President Barack Obama.

Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit in her trilogy of novels - Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead, Orange-Prize winning Home and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Lila - and in her moving essay collection When I Was a Child I Read Books.

Now, in The Givenness of Things, she brings a profound sense of awe and an incisive mind to the essential questions of contemporary life and faith. Through essays of remarkable depth and insight, Robinson explores the dilemmas of our modern predicament.

Marilynne Robinson has delivered an impassioned critique of contemporary society - our addiction to technology, our materialism - while arguing that reverence must be given to who we are and what we are: creatures of singular interest and value, despite our errors and depredations.

These essays examine the ideas that have inspired and provoked one of our finest writers throughout her life. Whether she is investigating how the work of the great thinkers of the past - Calvin, Locke, Bonhoeffer, and Shakespeare - can infuse our lives, or drawing attention to the rise of the self-declared elite in American religious and political life, Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on display.

Exquisite and bold, The Givenness of Things is a necessary call for us to study our cultural heritage in search of both wisdom and guidance and to offer grace to one another.

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