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    DescriptionIn this award-winning collection, the bestselling author of "Gilead" offers us other ways of thinking about history, religion, and society. Whether rescuing "Calvinism" and its creator Jean Cauvin from the repressive "puritan" stereotype, or considering how the McGuffey readers were inspired by Midwestern abolitionists, or the divide between the Bible and Darwinism, Marilynne Robinson repeatedly sends her reader back to the primary texts that are central to the development of American culture but little read or acknowledged today. A passionate and provocative celebration of ideas, the old arts of civilization, and life's mystery, "The Death of Adam" is, in the words of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., "a grand, sweeping, blazing, brilliant, life-changing book."


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    Title
    The Death of Adam
    Subtitle
    Essays on Modern Thought
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marilynne Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 263
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312425326
    ISBN 10: 0312425325
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, DNF, HBJK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    DC22: 973.92
    DC21: 973.92
    Libri: I-HS
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: E169.12 .R583 2005
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Picador USA
    Imprint name
    Picador USA
    Publication date
    03 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Marilynne Robinson is the author of the modern classic" Housekeeping"--winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award--and two books of nonfiction, "Mother Country" (FSG, 1989) and "The Death of Adam." She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
    Review quote
    "American culture is enriched by having the whole range of Marilynne Robinson's work"--Jane Vanderburgh, "The Boston Globe" "A valuable contribution to American life and letters."--Kathleen Norris "A useful antidote to the increasingly crude and slogan-loving culture we inhabit."--Doris Lessing "Robinson's thinking is all in the service of humanity's survival, spiritually and environmentally."--Charles Baxter "One of Robinson's great merits as an essayist is her refusal to take her opinions secondhand. Her book is a goad to renewed curiosity."--"The New York Times Book Review"