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Lila (2014)

af Marilynne Robinson

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Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister and widower, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood of itinerant work. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a lucky knife to protect them. But despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life is laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonize the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Orange Prize-winning Home, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence.… (mere)
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    Brooklyn af Colm Tóibín (charl08)
    charl08: In both novels, key character faces new, difficult choices in new places. Both beautifully written, compelling.
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Lila is stolen away from her extremely poor and abusive family by Doll. They survive as they can on the road. And then something happens to Doll, Lila's one real connection in the world. Eventually, Lila finds a place for herself in Gilead. An unlikely one. (Don't want to be a spoiler!). The writing is phenomenal. It is essentially Lila's stream of consciousness, constantly moving back and forth in time as she is haunted by the pain and fears of roaming and surviving during the depression. Her introduction to religion plunges into the comforts and questions of belief. Don't miss this one! Sure to read Gilead and other books by Robinson soon. ( )
  bookfest | Jul 17, 2021 |
Is it unfair of me to compare this book to Robinson’s [b:Gilead|68210|Gilead|Marilynne Robinson|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327936326s/68210.jpg|2481792], and find it lacking?

I have not read [b:Home|2924318|Home (Gilead, #2)|Marilynne Robinson|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327882472s/2924318.jpg|2951639], the second book in the “Gilead saga”, having jumped from Gilead to Lila, and I now wonder if this was a mistake. That, maybe, the transition from the narration of Gilead to the story of Lila would not feel so distant.

I still liked “Lila” very much, and would recommend it wholehearted. But I do feel that Marilynne Robinson never achieved the same meditative quality that permeated Gilead . This is probably unfair of me, as an author is not supposed to write the same book over and over, and here I am complaining. I don’t think I wanted the same book though, but I wanted the same feeling, and actually I think that Robinson was aiming at it and failed.

Like in Gilead, Robinson is obviously attempting a philosophical discussion on Christian beliefs. Through the character of Lila, she voices questions of redemption and salvation. But, like the answers of the major Christian denominations, I felt a disconnect with her attempt here.

Again, I might be at fault. I confess that the references to the book of Ezekiel were above my understanding of the Bible, and that I should read it before I move on to other books, but the truth is that I am not interested. If the questionings of Rev. John Ames spoke so deeply to me in Gilead , the questionings of an afterlife, as deeply worrisome as they were to Lila, don’t interest me. I liked the character of Lila, I suffered with her and for her. Her life, her inner strength and loneliness were so raw. But I wanted to shake her and say: Hell and heaven are a false construct. If there is a God, then we will be together with those that we loved!

At the end I think that Marilynne Robinson stepped in the most dangerous minefield in Christianity: the idea of a heavenly afterlife as a prize to Christians only. I think it was a courageous attempt, but one that inevitably will lead to dogmatic answers.

Still, I am giving it 4 stars because the writing is poetic and natural, and the inner lives of so many characters were true. Their humanity, loneliness and struggles so real.
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  RosanaDR | Apr 15, 2021 |
Marilynne Robinson, is a wonderful writer of prose and I enjoyed this book. It does spur me on to read Gilead because the only other Robinson I have read is housekeeping. I appreciated Lila's story and why we needed to return to her tortured life but it did get a tad wearisome. I will write down some of Robinson's prose for later uses though - I especially liked the last 50 pages. ( )
  FurbyKirby | Jan 5, 2021 |
“The medium is the message.” Novels for me seem to be more a pursuit of meaning, while nonfiction is a pursuit of truth, if the two can be separated. No ifs, ands, or buts about it - we humans are meaning makers, and one of the best mediums for finding meaning is story.

And all that being said, Marilynne Robinson is an expert story teller. Lila is appropriately the story of Lila, where she came from, the people who shaped her life, and the love story of her and John Aimes, the protagonist of Robinson’s other book, Gilead.

Most of all, I felt the story pulls you, oddly enough, into the present moment, that is to learn, if only a little, how to be right where you are and to taste and see life as it’s meant to be, a sacred miracle of fallen beauty. For me, it resonated with a calmness of depth, teaching us humility and grace.

I hope that as I get older, I can learn these things more - to be, without the incessant restlessness for influence, to love story and the pursuit of meaning more, perhaps, than the inexhaustible striving for more or better, and most of all, the humility and grace inherent, yet oh so often ignored, within the Christian faith. ( )
  nrt43 | Dec 29, 2020 |
Lila is perhaps the most mysterious figure in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead world. How she found John Ames, married him, and bore his child with his impending death looming over him is one of the most touching untold stories of *Gilead.* So Robinson focuses on her, telling the story of a child plucked from abuse and neglect and into a hard life, but one filled with awe and wonder at the very nature of existence. 4.5 stars. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
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With Lila, Marilynne Robinson completes her mythic cycle, this intimate portrait of an imaginary town filled with very real people. Like her forebears James Joyce, William Faulkner and William Kennedy, among others, Robinson has created a world unto itself, as cleanly evoked as Dublin, Yoknapatawpha County or Albany; only in Robinson’s case, her alternate universe is one of the blessed places of the earth.
tilføjet af zhejw | RedigerAmerica, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell (Apr 27, 2015)
 
You don’t need an ounce of faith to be stunned and moved by Lila. God has never been so attractive as he is in Robinson’s depiction, but her heart is with the human experience, in all its forms. Lila and Ames are lonely souls, worn out by sadness and suffering, but they learn how to be together and find salvation, of a sort. Robinson writes Lila in a mystifyingly impressive amalgam of recollection and spontaneously unfolding thought. Sometimes you feel the ideas are being born fresh on the page, and yet they also contain a depth of thinking and feeling that only years of work can summon. Taken together, with Lila as the culmination, these books will surely be read and known in time as one of the great achievements of contemporary literature. An embarrassingly grand statement for such gentle, graceful work.
tilføjet af zhejw | RedigerThe Guardian, Sophie Elmhirst (Oct 12, 2014)
 
Robinson shakes her finger at whoever she thinks needs to learn a lesson. I’m not saying that great novelists haven’t done this before (see “War and Peace”), only that it didn’t necessarily benefit their work. Robinson writes about religion two ways. One is meliorist, reformist. The other is rapturous, visionary. Many people have been good at the first kind; few at the second kind, at least today.

The second kind is Robinson’s forte.
tilføjet af melmore | RedigerThe New Yorker, Joan Acocella (Oct 6, 2014)
 
Robinson’s determination to shed light on these complexities—the solitude that endures inside intimacy, the sorrow that persists beside joy—marks her as one of those rare writers genuinely committed to contradiction as an abiding state of consciousness. Her characters surprise us with the depth and ceaseless wrinkling of their feelings.
tilføjet af melmore | RedigerThe Atlantic, Leslie Jamison (Sep 17, 2014)
 

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Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister and widower, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood of itinerant work. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a lucky knife to protect them. But despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life is laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonize the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Orange Prize-winning Home, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence.

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