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by Andre Dubus

  • Author: Andre Dubus
  • ISBN: 0330374672
  • ISBN13: 978-0330374675
  • ePub: 1280 kb | FB2: 1128 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Arts & Literature
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA (April 6, 1999)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 991
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Meditations from a Movable Chair ePub download

Andre Dubus was in an accident that rendered the lower half of his body dead. He was confined to a wheelchair, hence the "movable chair. Surprisingly, Dubus considers this a blessing.

Andre Dubus was in an accident that rendered the lower half of his body dead. He was forced to see the world different, treat people differently, respond differently-all for the better.

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 and more. For Andre Dubus, "the quotidian and the spiritual don't 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.

Some of the essays focus on other people, or events unrelated to the car accident that damaged his body so greatly. Some essays focus on his childhood, and different moments from his adult life as an able-bodied man.

For Andre Dubus, "the quotidian and the spiritual don't exist on different planes, but infuse each other

For Andre Dubus, "the quotidian and the spiritual don't exist on different planes, but infuse each other. He believes in God, and talks to Him, and doesn't mince words. He believes in ghosts.

Andre Dubus was married three times and fathered six children. Several writing awards are named after Dubus. His son Andre Dubus III is also an author, whose most noted book is the novel House of Sand and Fog (1999) was both a finalist for the National Book Award and the basis for an Academy Award-nominated film of the same title. In 2011, Andre Dubus III published a memoir of his life, Townie, which tells of growing up in Haverhill and deals extensively with his relationship with his father and the impoverished conditions faced by his mother and siblings after Dubus left the family for a student.

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

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.

For Andre Dubus, "the quotidian and the spiritual don't exist on different planes, but infuse each other.

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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

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.

Skyway
This is my first reading of Andre Dubus. It was an excellent introduction. I read Andre Dubus III's "Townie" and he talked so much about his father, Andre Dubus, that I thought I would buy one of his books. I was not disappointed. Meditations From a Movable Chair, is a book of short stories. They make you think. Andre Dubus was in an accident that rendered the lower half of his body dead. He was confined to a wheelchair, hence the "movable chair." Surprisingly, Dubus considers this a blessing. He was forced to see the world different, treat people differently, respond differently--all for the better. Dubus considers being cripple was one of the good things that happened to him. His short stories reflect Dubus' reflections from the wheelchair.
Burilar
An excellent look into the latter days of one of our greatest short story writers and a great companion to his son's memoir TOWNIE. I'd read it years ago because I'm a huge fan of this Dubus's short fiction, then read it again after listening to the audio book of Dubus III's TOWNIE and it really did feel as if the two books were having a conversation with one another that I was getting to eavesdrop on.
Uickabrod
Though not at as great as Dubus' other collection of essays, "Broken Vessels", these essays are still worthwhile reading that has its moments of grace that permeates Dubus' other works. Dubus is a writer of great compassion for his subjects, both fiction and nonfiction, and this is on display. Though slight when compared to the others any fan of Dubus' will gladly welcome this work into their libraries.
Jogas
A superb non-fiction collection by one of our great American writers.
Jum
We all have daily constraints that effect us and eventually reshape who we are. Dubus had more than most but also the gift to describe them to others; starkly.
Detenta
Many people are familiar with Andre Dubois's son and his book(an Oprah pick) The house of Sand and fog. Andre Duboius has long been considered a master of the short story, and the eye that served him well at that craft is equally appreciated when turned inward. DuBois was confined to a wheelchair when injured in an accident, and as a result, accepted the challenge to look inward. In essays detailing his struggle with mortality, his failings, his life as a writer and the struggle to find the sacred in the everyday Mr. DuBois is honest and open. At times, you may think the conclusions are a bit too pat or packaged, and yet, there is no doubt in regards to the sincerity.
thrust
great book
Required reading for a college class. Eh
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