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Why You Should Read Marilynne Robinson (via Peter Adam at Gospel Coalition Australia)

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Insightful introduction to the writing of Marilynne Robinson by Peter Adam at the Gospel Coalition Australia.
I’ve read Gilead and am currently winding my way through Home.

This observation of Adam’s stood out:

Because of the place and time in which they live, their lives could be described as quiet, but the narratives are sustained by intensity of observation and reflection. Simone Weil commented that in fiction evil people are interesting, and good people are boring, whereas in real life, good people are interesting and evil people are boring. Marilynne Robinson has the extraordinary gift of evoking good people as interesting in her fiction.

Read the rest of the article here.

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