Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Theology of "Room"

"[F]or me, Room is a peculiar (and no doubt heretical) battle between Mary and the Devil for young Jesus. If God sounds absent from that triangle, that's because I think for a small child God's love is represented, and proved, by mother-love." - Emma Donoghue

Great interview with Emma Donoghue, author of Room, at The Economist.


3 comments:

bearing said...

I haven't read Room yet but I mean to. I love Emma Donoghue's books. I thought Hood was amazing. And I don't buy for a second her line from the interview that faith "doesn't come up in most" of her books.

Pentimento said...

Room is her only book I've read, but it's the best book I've read in a long time.

Melanie B said...

Great interview. Interesting insights about the battle between Mary and the Devil and about mother love being the face of God.