Meditations from a Movable Chair

ISBN-10: 0679751157

ISBN-13: 9780679751151

Edition: N/A

Authors: Andre Dubus, Andre Dubus

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The twenty-five luminous and intensely personal essays in this collection are, like Andre Dubus's celebrated short stories, a testament to the author's vulnerability, vision, and indestructible faith. Since losing one leg and the use of the other in a 1986 accident, Dubus has experienced despair, learned acceptance, and, finally, found joy in the sacramental magic of even the most quotidian tasks. Whether he is writing of the relationship with his father, the rape of his beloved sister, his Catholic faith, the suicide of a gay naval officer, his admiration for fellow writers like Hemingway and Mailer, or the simple act of making sandwiches for his daughters' lunchboxes, Dubus cuts straight to the heart of things. Here we have a master at the height of his powers, an artist whose work "is suffused with grace, bathed in a kind of spiritual glow" (The New York Times Book Review).
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/6/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Andre Dubus was a short-story writer, essayist, and educator. Debus was a former Marine who taught college for 20 years while submitting his stories to small literary magazines. In the summer of 1986, he was hit by a car in Massachusetts, where he had stopped to help an accident victim. He spent the rest of his life confined to a wheelchair. Debus returned to writing after authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, and John Updike held a benefit that helped defer his medical expenses. His 1997 collection of short stories, Dancing After Hours, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Rea Award. He received the PEN/Malamud Award, the Jean Stein Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from both the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. Andre Dubus died on February 24, 1999.

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Legs
Letter to a Writers' Workshop
Digging
Imperiled Men
A Hemingway Story
Grace
Mailer at the Algonquin
Brothers
Good-bye to Richard Yates
Sacraments
Bodily Mysteries
A Country Road Song
Carrying
Girls
Liv Ullmann in Spring
Love in the Morning
Song of Pity
Communion
First Books
Letter to Amtrak
Autumn Legs
Giving Up the Gun
Messages
Witness
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