Reading Guides, VOLUME 10

Marilynne Robinson – 10 Freely Available Essays!

Marilynne Robinson Essays

Sunday Nov. 26 is the birthday of Marilynne Robinson, the renowned novelist and essayist!

The next collection of Marilynne Robinson essays — 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 the finest Marilynne Robinson 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!!!

Top 10 Online Recordings
of Marilynne Robinson

Rachel Marie Stone’s Essay
in Appreciation of Robinson


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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