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What are We Doing Here?, by Marilynne Robinson

What are We Doing Here?, by Marilynne Robinson

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New essays by the Orange and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead, Home and Lila.

In this collection, Marilynne Robinson, one of today's most important thinkers, 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 Emerson and Tocqueville inform our political consciousness or discussing the way that 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 to continue the tradition of the great thinkers and to remake political and cultural life as ‘deeply impressed by obligation [and as] a great theatre of heroic generosity, which, despite all, is sometimes palpable still’.

In our era of rampant political and cultural pessimism, we run the risk of becoming bogged down in disillusionment and of losing sight of ways out of the mire. In What Are We Doing Here?, the incomparable Marilynne Robinson offers us balm: impelling us to action, but offering us hope.

“A bracing, stringent book that continually challenges the reader” - The Telegraph