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.
Robinson was born in 1947 in Sandpoint, Idaho. She was raised
by her parents, Ellen Harris Summers and John J. Summers. She spent
her childhood in small, Midwestern towns. In 1966 she graduated
from Brown University, then earned a PhD in …
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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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