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Marilynne Robinson: 02-23-1989, Marilynne Robinson, Stanley Sanvel Rubin Feb 1989

Marilynne Robinson: 02-23-1989, Marilynne Robinson, Stanley Sanvel Rubin

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In an interview conducted on February 23, 1989, Marilynne Robinson reads from her novel Housekeeping and discusses her characters Ruth, Lucille, and Sylvie. She recalls writing the novel while teaching in France, and her youth in the wilderness of Idaho. Other topics include metaphor, consciousness, language in fiction, and the Bill Forsyth film adaptation of her novel.