Marilynne Robinson: 02-23-1989
Rubin, Stanley Sanvel
Metaphor , Fiction , Idaho , Housekeeping
In an interview conducted on February 23, 1989, Marilynne Robinson reads from her novel Housekeeping and discusses her characters Ruth, Lucille, and Sylvie. She recalls writing the novel while teaching in France, and her youth in the wilderness of Idaho. Other topics include metaphor, consciousness, language in fiction, and the Bill Forsyth film adaptation of her novel.