Review of Marilynne Robinson’s Lila

Lila

Here’s a link to my review of Lila, Marilynne Robinson’s most recent novel, in the new issue of the Dublin Review of Books: 

http://www.drb.ie/essays/world-without-end

 

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2 Responses to Review of Marilynne Robinson’s Lila

  1. Tom D'Evelyn says:

    Well done! In this context one may ask about the eschatology of form: the novel, that quintessential genre of modernity, seems quite inseparable from the big questions we like to avoid by saying God is dead. Perhaps the novel keeps the question of God alive.

    • libranwriter says:

      And then again, we are always being told that the novel is dead, publishing is dead, the novelist is … and so on. But so long as we have novelists of the calibre of Marilynne Robinson and readers who want novels like hers, it’s all still very much alive.

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