Marilynne Robinson on the value of fiction

The first issue of A Public Space doesn’t appear for a while yet, but the website offers a brief preview of Marilynne Robinson’s contribution. She makes the case for fiction.

[T]he prejudice that insists on finding an essential simplicity in the human brain — sometimes called the most complex object known to exist in the universe — retains all its old vigor…

Fiction, like any other art, is addressed to our remarkable complexity.

Robinson will discuss her marvelous Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead, with James Wood this coming Wednesday in New York City. Details are here.


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