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Meditations from a Movable Chair

Meditations from a Movable Chair( )
Author: Dubus, Andre
Dubus, Andre
Series title:Vintage Contemporaries Ser.
ISBN:978-0-679-75115-1
Publication Date:Apr 1999
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.13 x 7.95 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.412 Pounds
Author Biography
Dubus, Andre (Author)
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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