Ontologies of Interdependence, the Sacred, and Health Care: Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Home
Journal / Book Title
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction
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.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Gonzalez, Jeffrey, "Ontologies of Interdependence, the Sacred, and Health Care: Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Home" (2014). Department of English Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 90.
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.