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What Calvin brought to Marilynne Robinson


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Oh, I do so like this piece on Marilynne Robinson, which John Piper tweeted today. She is on my wishful dinner-guest list. I think she’d have a pleasant evening conversing with George Eliot and Christina Rossetti. In this interview she says all manner of interesting things about writing and finding out where your imagination lives,

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Saturday musings


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So apparently I also share a personality type with CS Lewis and Dorothy Sayers (though I can’t vouch for how these things are worked out posthumously). I read that article because I saw that it was quoting Dorothy Sayers, but it’s a weird sort of article really, and I don’t actually align with what it

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Marilynne Robinson on truth claims and fiction


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I have been listening this morning to an interview with Marilynne Robinson on “the resurrection of the ordinary”. It is long, but I have been chained to my desk doing a dull thing, so it carried me through. I found one section particularly interesting, which is perhaps apt in the wake of Easter, and aligns

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Lonesome – Marilynne Robinson


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I’m not even quite sure why, but I also liked this little segment from Marilynne Robinson. Picture from here. A man in Alabama asked me how I felt the West was different from the East and the South, and I replied that in the West “lonesome” is a word with strongly positive connotations. I must

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