What Are We Doing Here? (MP3 CD)

Essays

By Marilynne Robinson, Carrington MacDuffie (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781538438169

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/20/2018)
Paperback (2/12/2019)
Compact Disc (2/20/2018)

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Description

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith.Whether she is investigating how the work of great thinkers about America, like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Alexis de Tocqueville, inform our political consciousness or discussing how beauty informs and disciplines daily life, Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display. What Are We Doing Here? is a call for Americans to continue the tradition of those great thinkers and to remake American political and cultural life as "deeply impressed by obligation and as] a great theater of heroic generosity, which, despite all, is sometimes palpable still.