Title

Ontologies of Interdependence, the Sacred, and Health Care: Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Home

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2014

Journal / Book Title

Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction

Abstract

Marilynne Robinson's two most recent novels offer a compelling ethical framework for contemporary readers. After reviewing the shift in how her seminal novel Housekeeping has been received, this article demonstrates how Robinson's more recent fiction focuses on responsibility, generosity, and interdependence, all founded in a system of belief her protagonists have accepted. Robinson's work invites readers to reconsider humanistic concerns in ways that speak back to neoliberal hegemony and postmodern relativism.

DOI

10.1080/00111619.2013.783780

Published Citation

Gonzalez, Jeffrey. “Ontologies of Interdependence, the Sacred, and Health Care: Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead and Home.” CRITIQUE-STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION, vol. 55, no. 4, 2014, pp. 373–388. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/00111619.2013.783780.

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