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Marilynne Robinson: Selected Bibliography

Fiction books

Lila. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

Home. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.

Gilead. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.

Housekeeping. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1980.

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Nonfiction books

The Givenness of Things: Essays. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

When I was a Child I Read Books. 1st ed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.

Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2010. Terry Lecture Series.

Book cover for: The Giveness of Things: Essays
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The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

Mother Country. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1989.

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Selected Essays, Journalism, and Book Reviews

“On Edgar Allan Poe.” New York Review of Books 62.2 (2015): 4-6.

“Sacred Inwardness.” Christian Century 132.14 (2015): 24-5.

“John Edwards in a New Light.” Humanities 35.6 (2014): 14-45.

“The Believer.” New York Times Book Review (2013): 11-.

“Reclaiming a Sense of the Sacred.” Chronicle of Higher Education 58.24 (2012): B6-B10.

“Reflections on the Lectionary.” Christian Century 129.7 (2012): 23.

“What We May Be.” Best Spiritual Writing 2013 (2012): 186-9.

“Wisdom and Light.” Christian Century 129.8 (2012): 11-2.

“The Book of Books.” New York Times Book Review (2011): 1, 11.

“Modest Pursuits.” Wilson Quarterly 35.4 (2011): 78.

“Night Thoughts of a Baffled Humanist.” Nation 293.22 (2011): 27-35.

“Risk the Game.” Review of The Heart of William James, edited by Robert Richardson. Nation 291.24 (2010): 11-5.

“Thinking again.” Commonweal 137.9 (2010): 17-23.

“What Unitarians Know (and Sam Harris Doesn't).” Review of The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, by Sam Harris. Wall Street Journal - Eastern Edition 256.79 (2010): C5.

“Calvinism as Metaphysics.” Toronto Journal of Theology 25.2 (2009): 175-86.

“Parallel Politics.” Editorial. New York Times 157.54419 (2008): 12.

“No Other Gods.” Theology Today.  63:4 (2007): 425-432.

“That Highest Candle.” Review of American Religious Poems, edited by Harold Bloom and Jesse Zuba. Poetry 190.2 (2007): 130-9.

“Hysterical Scientism.” Harper's Magazine 313.1878 (2006): 83-8.

“On the Reader: An Excerpt from an Essay in Progress.” Writing Life: Celebrated Canadian and International Authors on Writing and Craft. Constance Rooke, ed. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006. 325-32.

“Onward, Christian Liberals: Faith Is Not about Piety or Personal Salvation, but about Helping Those in Need.” American Scholar 75.2 (2006): 42-51.

“Freed.” New York Times Book Review (2005): 1-11.

“Kansas (Short Story).” New Yorker 80.26 (2004): 72-83.

“A Great Amnesia.” Harper's Magazine 316.1896 (2008): 17-21.

“The Tyranny of Petty Coercion.” Social Research 71.1 (2004): 29-38.

“Heresies and Real Presences.” Salmagundi 135-136 (2002): 30-60.

“Americans.” Theology Today 58.1 (2001): 72.

“Surrendering Wilderness.” Wilson Quarterly 22.4 (1998): 60.

“The Way We Work, the Way We Live.” Christian Century 115.24 (1998): 823-31.

“Modern Victorians.” Harper's Magazine 291.1742 (1995): 72.

“Hearing Silence: Western Myths Reconsidered.” The True Subject: Writers on Life and Craft. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf, 1993.

“My Western Roots.” Old West—New West: Centennial Essays. Ed. Barbara Howard Meldrum. Moscow: U of Idaho P, 1993. 165-172.

Introduction to William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury. Modern Library ed. New York: Modern Library, 2012; 1992.

“Introduction: New England Decorum.” Massachusetts Review 26 (1985): 173-4.

Selected Interviews with Marilynne Robinson

Bendis, Debra. “A Pastoral Voice.” Christian Century 123.7 (2006): 32-6.

Bonetti, Kay, and Marilynne Robinson. “Belles Lettres Interview with Marilynne Robinson.” Belles Lettres 6.1 (1990): 36-9.

Boyers, Robert, et al. “Talking about American Fiction.” Salmagundi 93 (1992): 61-77.

Deresiewicz, William. “Homing Patterns.” Nation 287.11 (2008): 25-30.

Domestico, Anthony. “Blessings in Disguise.” Commonweal 141.18 (2014): 12-7.

Fay, Sarah. “Marilynne Robinson: The Art of Fiction no. 198.” Paris Review 186 (2008).

Gardner, Thomas. “Interview with Marilynne Robinson.” A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson. New York, NY: Oxford UP, 2006. 47-69.

Handley, George, and Lance Larsen. “The Radiant Astonishment of Existence: Two Interviews with Marilynne Robinson, March 20, 2004, and February 9, 2007.” Literature and Belief 27.2 (2007): 113-43.

Hedrick, Tace, et al. “Interviews with Marilynne Robinson.” The Iowa Review 22.1 (1992): 1-28.

Hesselink, I. John. “Interview with I. John Hesselink.” Perspectives 22.8 (2007): 15-20.

Hoezee, Scott. “A World of Beautiful Souls: An Interview with Marilynne Robinson.” Perspectives 20.5 (2005): 12-5.

Johnson, Sarah Anne. “Marilynne Robinson: An Intensifier of Experience.” The Very Telling: Conversations with American Writers. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2006. 181-6.

---. “Waiting for Gilead.” Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.) 118.4 (2005): 22-5.

LaMascus, R. S. “Toward a Dialogue on Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Home.” Christianity & Literature 59.2 (2010): 197-201.

---. “Toward a Dialogue on Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Home.” Christianity & Literature 59.2 (2010): 197-201.

Nixon, Cornelia. “Cornelia Nixon Talks with Marilynne Robinson.” Ed. Vendela Vida. San Francisco, CA: Believer, 2005. 269-295.

Painter, Rebecca M. “Further Thoughts on a Prodigal Son Who Cannot Come Home, on Loneliness and Grace: An Interview with Marilynne Robinson.” Christianity and Literature 58.3 (2009): 485-92.

---. “On the Responsibility of Churches to Safeguard and Promote the Spirit of Democracy, the Potential of the Humanities, and Other Thoughts: An Interview with Marilynne Robinson.” Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 66.2 (2014): 151-60.

Palatella, John. “A Sense of Obligation.” Nation 300.14 (2015): 108-.

Pinsker, Sanford. “Marilynne Robinson.” Conversations with Contemporary American Writers: Saul Bellow, I.B. Singer, Joyce Carol Oates, David Madden, Barry Beckham, Josephine Miles, Gerald Stern, Stephen Dunn, Etheridge Knight, Marilynne Robinson, William Stafford. New ser., v. 50 Vol. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1985. 118-127. Costerus.

Schaub, Thomas. “An Interview with Marilynne Robinson.” Contemporary Literature 35.2 (1994): 231-51.

Shattuck, Roger, et al. “Proust Regained.” PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers 1.2 (2001): 82-101.

Vorda, Allan. “A Life of Perished Things: An Interview with Marilynne Robinson.” Face to Face: Interviews with Contemporary Novelists Eds. Allan Vorda and Daniel Stern. Houston: Rice UP, 1993. 153-184.

Voss, Anne E. “Portrait of Marilynne Robinson.” The Iowa Review 22:1 (1992): 21-28.

Bibliography by Rebecca Wingfield, Stanford University Libraries ©2015


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