Broken Vessels by Andre DUBUS

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The classic Dubus collection—now available as an ebook The reflective essays of one of America’s most accomplished authors


Andre Dubus is celebrated for his ability to depict the subtlest of human emotions in his characters, and when he turns the microscope on himself, the resulting insights are no less illuminative. Intimate and expressive, these autobiographical accounts of his childhood in Louisiana, his experiences in the Marine Corps, and, later, his life as a husband and father, paint a vivid portrait of this acclaimed author. Limned with sapience and depth of feeling, Broken Vessels contains the personal reflections of a writer whose keen perceptions of the human heart are destined to be treasured for generations to come. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.



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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.
Published November 23, 2010 by Open Road Media. 155 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Here also are moments of shimmering lyricism, as in ``Under the Lights,'' when a rare home-run ball hit by a Class C journeyman appears as ``a bright and vanishing sphere of human possibility, soaring into the darkness beyond our vision.'' The last third of the book, a wrenching chronicle of loss...

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Fiction writer Dubus ( Finding a Girl in America ) writes with searing candor, grace and tenderness in these autobiographical essays.

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The Independent

Strangely enough, the most powerful and beautifully written essays in this book are the least intimate: an account of a coast-to-coast train journey, an appreciation of the novelist Richard Yates, and a brief series of articles about the craft of short-story writing which, like Dubus's own injuri...

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