Meditations from a Movable Chair: Essays

Meditations from a Movable Chair: Essays by Andre Dubus 067943108X 9780679431084
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For Andre Dubus, the quotidian and the spiritual dont exist on different planes, but infuse each other. His is an unapologetically sacramental vision of life in which ordinary things participate in the miraculous, the miraculous in ordinary things. He believes in God, and talks to Him, and doesnt mince words. He believes in ghosts . . . He is open to mystery, and of all mysteries the one that interests him most is the human potential for transcendence. So wrote Tobias Wolff seven years ago, about Andre Dubuss Broken Vessels, and that insight describes perfectly the twenty-five pieces in this powerfully moving new collection, a continuation of Dubuss candid, intensely personal exploration into matters of morality, religion, and creativity. Since that first book of essays, written after the 1986 accident that cost him his leg and, for a time, the ability to write, Mr. Dubus has published Dancing After Hours, a unanimously heralded book of stories at once harrowing and exhilarating (Time). Here is Dubus on the rape of his beloved sister, his first real job, a gay naval officer, Hemingway, the blessing of his first marriage, his dear friend Richard Yates, his own crippling, lost autumnal pleasures, having sons and grandsons, his first books, meeting a woman who witnessed his accident, the Catholic church, and, of course, his faith. A writer of immense sensitivity, vulnerability, and thoughtfulness--a master at the height of his talent--whose work is suffused with grace, bathed in a kind of spiritual glow (New York Times Book Review).

Author: Andre Dubus

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 209

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1998-06-01


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