Further Reading

Select Interviews with Marilynne Robinson

Bartos, Eileen et al. “Interview with Marilynne Robinson.” Iowa Review 22.1 (Winter 1992) : 1-28.

Boyers, Robert. “Talking about American Fiction” [a panel discussion with Marilynne Robinson, Russell Banks, Robert Stone and David Rieft]. Salmagundi 93 (1992): 61-77.

Hedrick, Tace et al. “An Interview with Marilynne Robinson.” The Iowa Review Vol. 221. No. 1 (1992): 1-7.

O’Connell, Nicholas. “Marilynne  Robinson.” At the Field’s End: Interviews with Twenty Pacific Northwest Writers. Seattle: Medrona, 1987. 220-30.

Pinsker, Sandford. “Conversation with Marilynne Robinson.” Conversations with Contemporary American Writers. Amsterdam: Rodoplphi, 1985. 119-27.

Stevens, Jason. “An Interview with Marilynne Robinson.”Jason W. Stevens. This Life, This World: New Essays on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi: 2016: 254-69.

Vorda, Allan. “A Life of Perished Things.” Face to Face: Interviews with Contemporary Novelists. Houston UP, 1993. 153-84.

 

Critical Commentary on Housekeeping

A Study Guide for Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping. Cengage Gale Learning. 2017.

A Political Companion to Marilynne Robinson.  Mariotti, Shannon L. and Joseph H. Lane. Eds. UP of Kentucky, 2016.  

Aldrich, Marcia. “The Poetics of Transience: Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Essays in Literature 16 (Spring 1989): 127-40.

Allen, Carolyn. “The Privilege of Loneliness, the Kindness of Home: ‘Felt Experience’ in the Writing of Marilynne Robinson. Jason W. Stevens.  This Life, This World: New Essays on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi: 2016: 190-211.

Arac, Jonathan and Susan Balee. “Housekeeping, Wordsworth, and the Sublimity of Unsurrendered Wilderness.” In Jason W.  Stevens. This Life, This World: New Essays on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi: 2016: 24-37.

Barrett, Laura. “Framing the Past: Photography and Memory in Housekeeping and The Invention of Solitude.” South Atlantic Review Vol. 74, No. 1 (Winter 2009): 87-109.

Bergthaller, Hannes. “Like a Ship to be Tossed: Emersonian Environmentalism and Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping” in Culture, Creativity and Environment: New Environmentalist Criticism. Eds. Fiona Beckett and Terry Gifford. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007. (75-97).

Bohannan, Heather. “Questioning Tradition: Spiritual Transformation in Women’s Narratives and Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Western Folklore 51.1 (Jan. 1992): 65-79.

Booth, Alison. “To Caption Absent Bodies: Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Essays in Literature 19 (Fall 1992): 279-90.

Champagne, Rosario. “Women’s History and Housekeeping: Memory, Representation and Re-inscription.” Women’s Studies 20 3-4 (1992): 321-29.

Chandler, Marilyn. “Housekeeping and Beloved: When Women Come Home.” Dwelling in the Text: Houses in American Fiction. Berkeley: U of California P, 1991. 291-318.

Crisu, Corina. “At Home with Transience: Reconfiguring Female Characters in the American West in Marilynne Robinson’s Houseekping.” Jason W.  Stevens. This Life, This World: New Essays on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi: 2016: 38-58.

Engebretson, Alexander John. Understanding Marilynne Robinson. U of Spouth Carolina P, 2017.

Esteve, Mary. “Robinson’s Crusoe: Housekeeping and Economic Form.” Contemporary Literature Vol. 55 No.2 (Summer 2014): 219-48.

Foster, Thomas. “History, Critical Theory, and Women’s Social Practices: ‘Women’s Time’ and Housekeeping.” Signs 14 (Autumn 1988): 73-99.

Galehouse, Maggie. “Their Own Private Idaho: Transience in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Contemporary Literature 41.1 (Spring 2000): 9-33.

Gatta, John. “The Undomesticated Ecology of Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” In Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion and the Environment from the Puritans to the Present. Oxford UP, 2004: 219-24.

Gernes, Sonia. “Transcendent Women: Uses of the Mystical in Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye and Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Religion and Literature 23 (1991): 143-65.

Geyh, Paula E. “Burning Down the House: Domestic Space and Feminine Subjectivity in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Contemporary Literature 34 (Spring 1993): 103-22.

Greiner, Donald J. “Revising the Paradigm: Female Bonding and the Transience of Housekeeping.” In Women Without Men: Female Bonding and the American Novel of the 1980s. U of South Carolina Press, 1993: 66-81.

Griffis, Rachel B. “Sentimentality and Grace: Marilynne Robinson and Nineteenth Century Prodigal Son Narratives.” Jason W. Stevens. This Life, This World: New Essays on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi: 2016: 131-47.

Hall, Joanne. “The Wanderer Contained: Issues of ‘Inside’ and ‘Outside’ in Relation to Harold Gray’s Little Orphan Annie and Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Critical Survey Vol. 18 No. 3 (2006): 37-50.

Handley, George B. “The Metaphysics of Ecology in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.Modern Fiction Studies 55.3 (Fall 2009): 496-521.

“Religion, Literature, and the Environment in Marilynn Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Jason W. Stevens. This Life, This World: New Essays on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi: 2016: 59-90.

Hartshone, Sarah D. “Lake Fingerbone and Walden Pond: A Commentary on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Modern Language Studies 20.3 (1990): 50-57.

Hedrick, Tace.”’The Perimeters of Our Wandering Are Nowhere’: Breaching the Domestic in Housekeeping.” Critique 40.2 (Winter 1999): 137-51.

Heller, Dana. “’Happily at Ease in the Dark’: Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” In The Feminization of Quest Romance: Radical Departures. Durham: U of North Carolina P, 1990: 93-104.

Kaviola, Karen. “The Pleasures and Perils of Merging Female Subjectivity in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.Contemporary Literature 34 (Winter 1993): 670-90.

King, Kristin. “Resurfacings of the Deep: Semiotic Balance in  Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.Studies in the Novel 28 (Winter 1996): 565-80.

Kirby, Joan. “Is There Life After Art?: The Metaphysics of Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 5 (Spring 1986): 91-109.

Klaver, Elizabeth. “Hobo Time and Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association Vol. 43 No. 1 (Spring 2010): 27-43.

Lackey, Kris. “The Fatuous Light of the Senses: Melville, Carlyle and Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.In-roads of Language: Essays in English Studies. Eds. Ignasi Navarro Ferrando and Nieves Alberola. Universitat Jaume, 2006. 139-47.

Levin, Jonathan. “Making Shadows in the Dark: Housekeeping from Page to Screen.”  Vision/Revision: Adapting Contemporary Fiction by Women to Film. Ed. Barbara Tepa Lupack. Bowling Green: OH: Popular Press, 1996: 101-26.

Lin, Su-ying. “Loss and Desire: Mother-Daughter Relations in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.Studies in Language and Literature 9 (June 2000): 203-26.

Liscio, Lorraine. “Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping: Misreading The Prelude.” English Romanticism and Modern Fiction. Ed. Allan Chavkin. New York: AMS Press, 1993. 139-62.

Maguire, James H. Reading Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping. Boise State UP, 2003.

Marriotti, Shannon L. A Political Companion to Marilynne Robinson.

Mattessich, Stefan. “Drifting Decision and the Decision to Drift: The Question of Spirit in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.Differences 19.5 (2008): 59-89.

McDermott, Sinead. “Future-Perfect: Gender, Nostalgia and the Not Yet Presented in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Journal of Gender Studies Vol. 13 No. 3 (November 2004): 259-70.

Meese, Elizabeth. Crossing the Double-Cross: The Practice of Feminist Criticism. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1986: 57-68.

Meyerowitz, Rael. “’Ruthlessness Gives Way to Ruth’: Mothering and Mourning in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.Psychoanalytic Review 87.2 (April 2000): 189-226.

Mile, Sian. “Femme Foetal: The Construction/Destruction of Female Subjectivity in Housekeeping, or Nothing Gained.” Genders (July 1990): 129-36.

O’Brien, Sheila Ruzycki. “Housekeeping in the Western Tradition: Remodelling Tales of Western Travellers.” Women and the Journey: Female Travel Experience. Ed. Bonnie Frederick Pullman. Washington State UP, 1993. 217-34.

Housekeeping: New West Novel, Old West Film.” Old West – New West: Centennial Essays. Ed. Barbara Howard Meldrum. Moscow: U of Idaho P, 1993. 173-83.

Rosenbaum, Jonathan. “Two Forms of Adaptation: Housekeeping and Naked Lunch.” Film Adaptation. Ed. James Naremore. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2000. 206-20.

Rosowski, Susan J. “Robinson’s Politics of Meditation.”  Birthing a Nation: Gender, Creativity, and the West in American Literature. U of Nebraska P, 1999. 177-93.

Rubenstein, Roberta. “Transformations of the Ordinary: Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Boundaries of the Self: Gender, Culture, Fiction. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1987. 211-30.

Ryan, Katy. “Horizons of Grace: Marilynne Robinson and Simone Weill.” Philosophy and Literature 29.2 (2005): 349-64.

Ryan, Maureen. “Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping: The Subversive Narrative and the New American Eve.” South Atlantic Review 56 (Jan. 1991): 79-86.

Schaub, Thomas. “Lingering Hopes, Faltering Dreams: Marilynne Robinson and the Politics of American Fiction.” Traditions, Voices, and Dreams: The American Novel Since the 1960s. Eds. Melvin J. Friedman and Ben Siegel. Delaware: U of Delaware P, 1995. 298-321.

Schiff, James. “Robinson and Updike: Houses, Domesticity, and the Numinous Quotidian.” Jason W. Stevens.  This Life, This World: New Essays on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi: 2016.: 237-53.

Smith, Jacqui. “Sheltered Vagrancy in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Critique 40.3 (Spring 1999): 281-91.

Spohrer, Erika. “Translating from Language to Image in Bill Forsyth’s Housekeeping.” Mosaic  34.3 (Sept. 2001): 55-71.

Sprengnether, Madelon. “Mother Eve: Some Revisions of the Fall in Fiction by Contemporary Women Writers.” Feminism and Psychoanalysis. Eds. Richard Feldstein and Judith Roof. Ithaca: Cornell U P, 1989. 298-322.

Stevens, Jason W. This Life, This World: New Essays on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Gilead, and Home. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi: 2016.

Stolls, Amy et al. “The Big Read: Housekeeping.” An Online Reader’s and Teacher’s Guide, with audio media featuring readings by Annette Bening, prepared with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts. http: www. neabigread.org./books/housekeeping/.

Stout, Andrew. “’A Little Willingness to See’: Sacramental Vision in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping and Gilead.Religion and the Arts 18 (2014): 571-90.

Tanner, Laura E. “The Contours of Grief and the Limits of the Image.” In Lost Bodies: Inhabiting the Borders of Life and Death. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2006: 84-107.

Toles, George. “Sigh Too Deep for Words: Mysteries of Need in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Arizona Quarterly 47. 4 (Winter 1991): 137-56.

Van Dyke, Annette. “Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping: A Landscape of Discontent.” The Big Empty: Essays on Western Landscapes as Narratives. Ed. Leonard Engle. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1994. 147-63.

Weintraub, Aviva. “Freudian Imagery in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping.” Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 7 (Mar. 1996): 69-74.

Williams, Gary. “Resurrecting Carthage: Housekeeping and Cultural History.” English Language Notes 29.2 (Dec. 1991): 70-78.

Wilson, Christine. “Delinquent Housekeeping: Transforming the Regulations of Keeping House.” Legacy Vol. 25: 299-310.

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