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Meeting with the people who built the united states
Meeting with the people who built the united states

Anneli Jordahl read essays with intellectual sharpness

All that stuck for Marilynne Robinson's writing and the novel trilogy of Gilead, the Purple, and at Home probably feel that it is a own resonant style of fiction that stands on sturdy byggpålar. A deep beläsenhet in american history and how the past shapes the life of citizens. With the epithet ”Obama's favorite” increased the author's readership internationally.

the New Robinson in a Swedish translation – stiff work! – is precisely a historical survey. It is the theologian Marilynne Robinson, who lectured in churches and at universities the last few years, and collected the papers. Mainly utbrytare out of the christian protestant church, the puritans, how they fled from persecution in England in the 1600s and settled in America, where they formed the New England.

They excelled to be familiar with, they formed the university on the basis of a folkbildningstanke and they were for woman's rights. Robinson's quest is to highlight the puritanism as a humanistic guiding principle, a common square to stand on when the country is politically divided. All the talk about chaos becomes otherwise self-generating and destructive.

the Author uses words like ”predatory capitalism” when she uncovers it, which superficially unites the north americans. She drills deeper in order to articulate the united states's intellectually driven radical history. Cautiously optimistic, she thinks that the versification ”solar eclipse” we live in a transitory chapter. Man's attraction to the philosophy, thought, poetry is firmly rooted.

\\nMånga swedes belonged to the free church in 1900, and the history is one-sided and barely described. The missionary church as significant bildningsborg, for example. Robinson argues that puritanism has gone down in history as a severe and ascetic. It was they who were the real democratic reformers, she says. They worked against slavery and was active in the underground railroads, the network that helped black enslaved to escape.

Among the other was Harriet Beecher Stowe who wrote Uncle tom's cabin from a puritan family, all of the abolitionist.

I can't help but think of Colson Whiteheads novel of the Underground railroad. How the puritans with risk to life hid a enslaved on the run. How wife mechanically on the he-goats of the good deeds that guarantee her a ascension they. As always, it is a fine line between self-sacrifice and self-interest.

\\nthere is bold by Weyler förlag to give a work of art that you usually find on the teologiförlag, as Verbum. The greatest benefit perhaps the reader may have a relation to the " first theologian, Jonathan Edwards, and to Genèvebibeln.

Robinson was kidding with her that she described as ”hipphetens contrast“. Over seventy, born in Idaho, living in Iowa, teaching at a public university and also kalvinist. Sure, she does not have the New Yorkska coolheten as Joan Didion or Teju Cole. Perhaps precisely because of this, she becomes anxious. She becomes an ambassador for the rural and the smaller urban people. And some hipphet she has after all scored, with a little help from Obama.

\\nGrundmurad intellectual posture is lost when the ex-president described in hyperboler. Robinson is thankful to her mother in Charlottesville – she who has devoted her life to dogs, flowers and Trumpvänliga Fox News – had to die before Obama handed over the prize to their favourite authors. She wouldn't see his own daughter be appointed by a president from the enemy camp. Mother and daughter personifying the conflict between the conservative right and the radical democrats.

The mother I would like to read more about! May this be the stuff in the next Robinsonroman.

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