Publish date: 2008
Pages no: 258
Edition language: Italian
Twenty-four years after her first novel, Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. Writing in the tradition of Emily Dic...
Well, that was exhausting. I suppose I can see why this book won a Pulitzer. It is well written, introspective, and very American—in the sense that it describes, very passively, an era and then some in American history. However, it is also very very boring. John Ames, 77, reverend, is dying of h...
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson is a dying pastor's epistle for his seven year old son and a philosophical reflection on his own life. I feel like I did not truly understand this book, perhaps not picking up on all the theological references. However, it leaves me thinking and I am engaged enough to wa...
In a word, epic.
Obviously the work of an incredibly crafted author, Gilead avoids any ambition to deliver an extremely quiet and delicate reflection on life, history and religion - all, ironically, quite ambitious topics to deal with.Video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx-NlAa5pp8
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