Marilynne Robinson was born in 1947. Her first novel, Housekeeping (1981) received the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel as well as being nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Gilead also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Marilynne Robinson was born in 1947. Her first novel, Housekeeping (1981) received the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel as well as being nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Gilead also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. See less
The following is a personality profile of Marilynne Robinson based on her work.
Marilynne Robinson is social, boisterous and can be perceived as shortsighted.
She is confident, she is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time. She is assertive as well: she tends to speak up and take charge of situations, and she is comfortable leading groups. But, Marilynne Robinson is also empathetic: she feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for organization.
Considers helping others to guide a large part of what she does: she thinks it is important to take care of the people around her. She is also relatively unconcerned with achieving success: she makes decisions with little regard for how they show off her talents.
Was anxious to see what all the hype was about-----well it is a story of a dysfunctional family, with 2 young sisters caught in the middle. In some ways it is frightening to know that some people ... Read More
A very moving and gripping novel that brings to life a place and time. Between them Gilead, Home and Lila cover overlapping events and show the place and the people from different points of view. ... Read More
This book is an endurance test; the ramblings of a 76-year old preacher man, enlivened occasionally by small burps of humor or crankiness, culminating in a final chapter that delivers no major aha ... Read More
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