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5 April 2005 at 14:55 Leave a comment

Marilynne Robinson on her book Gilead

‘What mystifies me is how history perpetuates itself and how it fails to. How memory perpetuates itself and how it fails to,’ Robinson says. ‘ Living here in the Midwest has made me very aware that people can utterly forget their own native origins’.

‘You could say Gilead is a love letter to Iowa,’ she agrees, with a smile. ‘This is a place that produced many important American writers: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dreiser, Twain. And, of course, men like Sherman, Grant and Lincoln.’

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