"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." -- Heidegger
Gilead wins National Book Critics Circle prize
The Iowa City Press-Citizen has a kind of charming local take on this well-deserved honor for Marilynne Robinson, including some appropriate "gee whiz" comments from her son and a big picture observation or two from Jim McPherson. The paper also says it's in the running for the Pulitzer Prize. And, of course, it's up for the Pen/Faulkner award, which will be announced "in April."