Marilynne Robinson is widely recognised as one of America’s most powerful living writers. Known primarily as a writer of fiction, she has written two novels for which she has garnered multiple awards and accolades. She is celebrated for her fluid yet measured style, her poetic intensity, and her powerful evocation of place. Prevalent themes of her fiction include: the pull of family, place and the past; the search for spiritual transcendence; the effects of loss, isolation and transience.
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Lister, Rachel. "Marilynne Robinson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 October 2006; last revised 18 July 2015.
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