The Givenness of Things: Essays

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$26.00
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.3 X 8.3 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
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Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374298470
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About the Author

Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Lila, Home, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and Housekeeping, and four books of nonfiction: When I Was a Child I Read Books, Mother Country, The Death of Adam, and Absence of Mind. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop

Reviews

"Robinson's genius is for making indistinguishable the highest ends of faith and fiction . . . The beauty of Robinson's prose suggests an author continually threading with spun platinum the world's finest needle." --Michelle Orange, "Bookforum
"
These bravely and brilliantly argued, gorgeously composed, slyly witty, profoundly caring essays lead us into the richest dimensions of consciousness and conscience, theology and mystery, responsibility and reverence.--Donna Seaman "Booklist "
The prose is as finely wrought as in any of Robinson's novels . . . any reader not tone-deaf will be enchanted by her grave, urgent music.--George Scialabba "Bookforum "

Robinson's genius is for making indistinguishable the highest ends of faith and fiction . . . The beauty of Robinson's prose suggests an author continually threading with spun platinum the world's finest needle. "Michelle Orange, Bookforum"

These bravely and brilliantly argued, gorgeously composed, slyly witty, profoundly caring essays lead us into the richest dimensions of consciousness and conscience, theology and mystery, responsibility and reverence. Donna Seaman, "Booklist"

The prose is as finely wrought as in any of Robinson s novels . . . any reader not tone-deaf will be enchanted by her grave, urgent music. George Scialabba, "Bookforum""

"Robinson s handiwork is capacious and serious, but also mysterious and wondrous; like the night sky, it deserves our attention." Casey N. Cep, "The New Republic"

Robinson's genius is for making indistinguishable the highest ends of faith and fiction . . . The beauty of Robinson's prose suggests an author continually threading with spun platinum the world's finest needle. "Michelle Orange, Bookforum"

These bravely and brilliantly argued, gorgeously composed, slyly witty, profoundly caring essays lead us into the richest dimensions of consciousness and conscience, theology and mystery, responsibility and reverence. Donna Seaman, "Booklist"

The prose is as finely wrought as in any of Robinson s novels . . . any reader not tone-deaf will be enchanted by her grave, urgent music. George Scialabba, "Bookforum"
""
"""Eloquent, persuasive, and rigorously clear, this collection reveals one of America's finest minds working at peak form, capturing essential ideas with all 'the authority beautiful language and beautiful thought can give them." "Publishers Weekly"
"""

Over the course of 17 provocative essays, Robinson, a self-declared Calvinist from northern Idaho, brings both her formidable intellect and powers of plain speaking to deliver a clarion call against the culture of fear that she believes is eating away at American society. Yvonne Zipp, "The Christian Science Monitor"

Marilynne Robinson displays the same passionate concern with matters of faith that suffuses her majestic trilogy of linked novels. Wendy Smith, "The Boston Globe"

"Robinson s handiwork is capacious and serious, but also mysterious and wondrous; like the night sky, it deserves our attention." Casey N. Cep, "The New Republic"

"A new book of essays by Robinson is a major American literary event." Jeff Simon, "The Buffalo News"

Robinson's genius is for making indistinguishable the highest ends of faith and fiction . . . The beauty of Robinson's prose suggests an author continually threading with spun platinum the world's finest needle. "Michelle Orange, Bookforum"

These bravely and brilliantly argued, gorgeously composed, slyly witty, profoundly caring essays lead us into the richest dimensions of consciousness and conscience, theology and mystery, responsibility and reverence. Donna Seaman, "Booklist"

The prose is as finely wrought as in any of Robinson s novels . . . any reader not tone-deaf will be enchanted by her grave, urgent music. George Scialabba, "Bookforum"
""
"""Eloquent, persuasive, and rigorously clear, this collection reveals one of America's finest minds working at peak form, capturing essential ideas with all 'the authority beautiful language and beautiful thought can give them." "Publishers Weekly"
"""

"A sense of wonder pervades the powerful essays in "The Givenness of Things . . . "Robinson's heroic lamentation is magnificent . . . Robinson's insistence, throughout these essays, that we recognize the limitations of our knowledge is timely and important." Karen Armstrong, "The New York Times Book Review"

These are beautiful essays . . . beautiful in thought and beautiful in expression. Bill Marvel, "Dallas Morning News"
""
"" "The Givenness of Things "is so rich that I'm tempted to quote it to death. Michael Robbins, "The Chicago Tribune"

Over the course of 17 provocative essays, Robinson, a self-declared Calvinist from northern Idaho, brings both her formidable intellect and powers of plain speaking to deliver a clarion call against the culture of fear that she believes is eating away at American society. Yvonne Zipp, "The Christian Science Monitor"

Marilynne Robinson displays the same passionate concern with matters of faith that suffuses her majestic trilogy of linked novels. Wendy Smith, "The Boston Globe"

"Robinson s handiwork is capacious and serious, but also mysterious and wondrous; like the night sky, it deserves our attention." Casey N. Cep, "The New Republic"

"A new book of essays by Robinson is a major American literary event." Jeff Simon, "The Buffalo News"

Robinson's genius is for making indistinguishable the highest ends of faith and fiction . . . The beauty of Robinson's prose suggests an author continually threading with spun platinum the world's finest needle. "Michelle Orange, Bookforum"

These bravely and brilliantly argued, gorgeously composed, slyly witty, profoundly caring essays lead us into the richest dimensions of consciousness and conscience, theology and mystery, responsibility and reverence. Donna Seaman, "Booklist"

The prose is as finely wrought as in any of Robinson s novels . . . any reader not tone-deaf will be enchanted by her grave, urgent music. George Scialabba, "Bookforum"
""
"""Eloquent, persuasive, and rigorously clear, this collection reveals one of America's finest minds working at peak form, capturing essential ideas with all 'the authority beautiful language and beautiful thought can give them." "Publishers Weekly"
"""

One of "Time"'s Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2015

"A sense of wonder pervades the powerful essays in "The Givenness of Things . . . "Robinson's heroic lamentation is magnificent . . . Robinson's insistence, throughout these essays, that we recognize the limitations of our knowledge is timely and important." Karen Armstrong, "The New York Times Book Review"

These are beautiful essays . . . beautiful in thought and beautiful in expression. Bill Marvel, "Dallas Morning News"
""
"" "The Givenness of Things "is so rich that I'm tempted to quote it to death. Michael Robbins, "The Chicago Tribune"

Over the course of 17 provocative essays, Robinson, a self-declared Calvinist from northern Idaho, brings both her formidable intellect and powers of plain speaking to deliver a clarion call against the culture of fear that she believes is eating away at American society. Yvonne Zipp, "The Christian Science Monitor"

Marilynne Robinson displays the same passionate concern with matters of faith that suffuses her majestic trilogy of linked novels. Wendy Smith, "The Boston Globe"

"Robinson s handiwork is capacious and serious, but also mysterious and wondrous; like the night sky, it deserves our attention." Casey N. Cep, "The New Republic"

"A new book of essays by Robinson is a major American literary event." Jeff Simon, "The Buffalo News"

Robinson's genius is for making indistinguishable the highest ends of faith and fiction . . . The beauty of Robinson's prose suggests an author continually threading with spun platinum the world's finest needle. "Michelle Orange, Bookforum"

These bravely and brilliantly argued, gorgeously composed, slyly witty, profoundly caring essays lead us into the richest dimensions of consciousness and conscience, theology and mystery, responsibility and reverence. Donna Seaman, "Booklist"

The prose is as finely wrought as in any of Robinson s novels . . . any reader not tone-deaf will be enchanted by her grave, urgent music. George Scialabba, "Bookforum"
""
"""Eloquent, persuasive, and rigorously clear, this collection reveals one of America's finest minds working at peak form, capturing essential ideas with all 'the authority beautiful language and beautiful thought can give them." "Publishers Weekly"
"""

One of Time's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2015

"A sense of wonder pervades the powerful essays in The Givenness of Things . . . Robinson's heroic lamentation is magnificent . . . Robinson's insistence, throughout these essays, that we recognize the limitations of our knowledge is timely and important." Karen Armstrong, The New York Times Book Review

These are beautiful essays . . . beautiful in thought and beautiful in expression. Bill Marvel, Dallas Morning News

The Givenness of Things is so rich that I'm tempted to quote it to death. Michael Robbins, The Chicago Tribune

Over the course of 17 provocative essays, Robinson, a self-declared Calvinist from northern Idaho, brings both her formidable intellect and powers of plain speaking to deliver a clarion call against the culture of fear that she believes is eating away at American society. Yvonne Zipp, The Christian Science Monitor

Marilynne Robinson displays the same passionate concern with matters of faith that suffuses her majestic trilogy of linked novels. Wendy Smith, The Boston Globe

"Robinson s handiwork is capacious and serious, but also mysterious and wondrous; like the night sky, it deserves our attention." Casey N. Cep, The New Republic

"A new book of essays by Robinson is a major American literary event." Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

Robinson's genius is for making indistinguishable the highest ends of faith and fiction . . . The beauty of Robinson's prose suggests an author continually threading with spun platinum the world's finest needle. Michelle Orange, Bookforum

These bravely and brilliantly argued, gorgeously composed, slyly witty, profoundly caring essays lead us into the richest dimensions of consciousness and conscience, theology and mystery, responsibility and reverence. Donna Seaman, Booklist

The prose is as finely wrought as in any of Robinson s novels . . . any reader not tone-deaf will be enchanted by her grave, urgent music. George Scialabba, Bookforum

"Eloquent, persuasive, and rigorously clear, this collection reveals one of America's finest minds working at peak form, capturing essential ideas with all 'the authority beautiful language and beautiful thought can give them." Publishers Weekly

"

One of Time's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2015

"A sense of wonder pervades the powerful essays in The Givenness of Things . . . Robinson's heroic lamentation is magnificent . . . Robinson's insistence, throughout these essays, that we recognize the limitations of our knowledge is timely and important." --Karen Armstrong, The New York Times Book Review

"These are beautiful essays . . . beautiful in thought and beautiful in expression." --Bill Marvel, Dallas Morning News

"The Givenness of Things is so rich that I'm tempted to quote it to death." --Michael Robbins, The Chicago Tribune

"Over the course of 17 provocative essays, Robinson, a 'self-declared Calvinist from northern Idaho, ' brings both her formidable intellect and powers of plain speaking to deliver a clarion call against the culture of fear that she believes is eating away at American society." --Yvonne Zipp, The Christian Science Monitor

"Marilynne Robinson displays the same passionate concern with matters of faith that suffuses her majestic trilogy of linked novels." --Wendy Smith, The Boston Globe

"Robinson's handiwork is capacious and serious, but also mysterious and wondrous; like the night sky, it deserves our attention." --Casey N. Cep, The New Republic

"A new book of essays by Robinson is a major American literary event." --Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

"Robinson's genius is for making indistinguishable the highest ends of faith and fiction . . . The beauty of Robinson's prose suggests an author continually threading with spun platinum the world's finest needle." --Michelle Orange, Bookforum

"These bravely and brilliantly argued, gorgeously composed, slyly witty, profoundly caring essays lead us into the richest dimensions of consciousness and conscience, theology and mystery, responsibility and reverence." --Donna Seaman, Booklist

"The prose is as finely wrought as in any of Robinson's novels . . . any reader not tone-deaf will be enchanted by her grave, urgent music." --George Scialabba, Bookforum

"Eloquent, persuasive, and rigorously clear, this collection reveals one of America's finest minds working at peak form, capturing essential ideas with all 'the authority beautiful language and beautiful thought can give them." --Publishers Weekly