Sunday Nov. 26 is the birthday of Marilynne Robinson, the renowned novelist and essayist!
Marilynne Robinson’s next book, to be released in 2018, is What Are We Doing Here?: Essays
In anticipation of this essay collection, we offer the following list of ten of Robinson’s finest essays that can be read in full online!
You will find the title essay of this forthcoming collection
(which first appeared in The NY Review of Books) near the end of this list…
Enjoy these essays!!!
Night Thoughts of a Baffled Humanist
Originally appeared in The Nation, Adapted from When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays
Recently a friend sent me a composite photograph of the planet Mercury. Even as a composite, grossly disfigured to accommodate our strategies of perception, it had about it the great calm and sufficiency the ancients attributed to the spheres. The innumerable scars of eons of local cataclysm were only proof of its indomitability. Someone has named the more visible of these scars.
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