Marilynne Robinson | Brief Biography


Marilynne Robinson | Brief Biography

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Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson | Brief Biography

Marilynne Robinson (born November 26, 1943) is an American novelist and essayist. She was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Robinson received her Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Pembroke College (now Brown University) and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington.

Marilynne Robinson’s first novel, “Housekeeping,” was published in 1980 and received widespread critical acclaim. The book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Her second novel, “Gilead,” was published in 2004 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She has also published two collections of essays, “The Death of Adam” (1998) and “Absence of Mind” (2010), in which she reflects on religion, spirituality, and American culture.

In addition to her literary work, Robinson has been a prominent public intellectual, delivering numerous lectures and essays on topics such as American history, politics, and religion. She has taught at the University of Iowa and is currently a professor emerita of English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa.

Robinson’s writing is characterized by its lyrical and contemplative style, as well as its exploration of themes of family, community, and spirituality. Her novels are known for their quiet yet powerful storytelling, as well as their attention to detail and historical accuracy.

Marilynne Robinson‘s contributions to American literature have been widely recognized, and she has received numerous awards and honors, including a National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2012. She continues to write and publish work that is widely read and highly regarded. 0 0 0.


N.B. The article originally belongs to the book ‘Introduction to Men of Letters‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

Books of Biography by M. Menonimus:

  1. The World Writers-Brief Biographies
  2. Introduction to World Writers
  3. Introduction to World Personalities
  4. Love of Reputed Persons
  5. Brief Biographies of Prominent Bengali Writers
  6. Brief Biographies of Eminent Monarchs
  7. Brief Biographies of Ancient Thinkers and Writers
  8. Brief Biographies of Eminent Generals and Conquerors
  9. Biographies of Writers Around the World
  10. Introduction to Men of Letters ..

Books of Literary Criticism by M. Menonimus:

  1. World Short Story Criticism
  2. World Poetry Criticism
  3. World Drama Criticism
  4. World Novel Criticism
  5. World Essay Criticism
  6. Indian English Poetry Criticism
  7. Indian English Poets and Poetry Chief Features
  8. Emily Dickinson’s Poetry-A Thematic Study
  9. Walt Whitman’s Poetry-A Thematic Study
  10. Critical Essays on English Poetry
  11. Tawfiq al-Hakim’s Novel: Return of the Spirit-An Analytical Study
  12. Tawfiq al-Hakim’s Novel: ‘Yawmiyyat Naib Fil Arayaf’-An Analytical Study
  13. Analytical Studies of Some Arabic Short Stories
  14. A Brief History of Arabic Literature: Pre-Islamic Period (500 AD-622 AD)
  15. A Brief History of Arabic Literature: Early Islamic Period (622 AD-661 AD)
  16. Reviews on William Shakespeare’s Works
  17. Reviews of Charles Dickens’ Works
  18. Reviews of John Milton’s Literary Works
  19. Reviews of Some Iconic Travelogues

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