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ISBN: 0679725334
Author: Andre Dubus
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed edition (December 17, 1989)
Pages: 476
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 464
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Andre Dubus treats his characters-a bereaved father stalking his son's killer; a woman crying alone by her television late at night; a devout teenager writing in the coils of faith and sexuality; a father's story of limitless love for his daughter-with respect and compassion. He turns fiction into an act of witness. Books by Andre Dubus also in Vintage Contemporaries paperback: Dancing After Hours.

Books by Andre Dubus: Andre Dubus: Selected Stories. 9, 10. Separate Flights. 10. Finding a Girl in America. Adultery & Other Choices.

Award-winning author Andre Dubus II (1936–1999) has been hailed as one of the best American short story writers of the twentieth . Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Andre Dubus's books.

Award-winning author Andre Dubus II (1936–1999) has been hailed as one of the best American short story writers of the twentieth century. Andre Dubus’s Followers (186).

I return to Andre Dubus whenever I get hungry for a really good short story. However, after recently experiencing a Matt Fowler's revenge in the movie, "In the Bedroom," I revisited this 1996 collection of short stories. That movie is based on one of the twenty-three, stunning stories collected here, "Killings. Novelist Barbara Kingsolver has said that "a good short story cannot simply be Lit Lite.

Andre Jules Dubus II (August 11, 1936 – February 24, 1999) was an American short story writer and essayist. Andre Jules Dubus II was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the youngest child of Katherine (Burke) and André Jules Dubus, a Cajun-Irish Catholic family. His two elder siblings are Kathryn and Beth. His surname is pronounced "Duh-BYOOSE", with the accent falling on the second syllable, as in "profuse".

Twenty-three of the best stories by one of America’s finest practitioners of short fiction John Updike once said of his friend and fellow writer Andre Dubus: is a shrewd student of people who come to accept pain as a fair price for pleasure, and to view right and wrong as a matter of degree. Dubus’s characters are depicted in all their imperfection, but with the author’s requisite tenderness and compassion

Andre Dubus (1936–1999) is considered one of the greatest American short story . 28 May 2018 at 10:37.

Andre Dubus (1936–1999) is considered one of the greatest American short story writers of the twentieth century  .

Half title: Selected stories of Andre Dubus. Half title: Selected stories of Andre Dubus. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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Books by Andre Dubus also in Vintage Contemporaries paperback: Dancing After Hours. Like some of the most satisfying storytellers of the past (Dubus has been compared to Chekhov), he is munificent, spinning out whole lifetimes and recounting events from many characters' viewpoints.

These twenty-three stories represent the best work of one of the finest and most emotionally revealing writers in America. Andre Dubus treats his characters--a bereaved father stalking his son's killer; a woman crying alone by her television late at night; a devout teenager writing in the coils of faith and sexuality; a father's story of limitless love for his daughter--with respect and compassion. He turns fiction into an act of witness. Books by Andre Dubus also in Vintage Contemporaries paperback: Dancing After Hours."Like some of the most satisfying storytellers of the past (Dubus has been compared to Chekhov), he is munificent, spinning out whole lifetimes and recounting events from many characters' viewpoints. For the lyricism and directness of his language, the richness and precision of his observations and the generosity of his vision, he is among the best."--Village Voice"Dubus's characters resemble those of Raymond Carver...but the stories stand alone in their idiosyncratic spiritual cast, occasionally religious, more often expressive of devotion to the people he lives among."--New York Times Book Review

Comments:

Gir
Andre Dubus led a long, arduous life. He witnessed murders of family members and spent much of his life confined to a wheelchair. Like some of the world's most brilliant writers (Kafka comes to mind), Dubus was able to transform his personal agony into pathos. His characters are at once enormously life-like and bitterly sweet. Sometimes the prose dissolves into talk of wrathed souls and yearning hearts, without feeling cloying or saccharine, a great feat for any writer. Much like Raymond Carver (although a bit more detailed), Dubus is able to craft an entire life in the span of 10-30 pages.
He is a character writer, so don't expect bombastic plot lines or clear-cut resolutions. Instead we are treated to staid slices-of-life, usually spanning only a few days. Standouts include the seminal "Killings" which was turned into an excellent film by Todd Field entitled "In The Bedroom". The story concerns a father's hunt for his son's killer. It's all surprisingly easy, but it leaves a mark on the father's soul. Similarly, in the story "Rose", we meet a character through the foil of an unnamed narrator who frequents, like many of Dubus' denizens, Timmy's bar, a ramshackle but friendly establishment. Rose has been wronged by her ex-husband and the grim details of their final night together gave me chills, purely from an entertainment standpoint. When the smoke settles however, you realize how scarred Rose was by her ordeal- mentally as well as physically. I really felt her pain.
Of course there are some humorous, touching stories laced between the stories of battered women and murder. "If You Knew Yvonne" is about a boy's struggle with "self-abuse" conflicting with his faith (Dubus was a very devout man), culminating in his use of a young lady to fulfill his desires to point that she remarks, "It's all we ever do, Harry, it's all we ever do..." In context, this is a deeply heartbreaking line. I could really identify. We've all had relationships where we used people and then moved on, only to regret it later.
There are some throwaway pieces such as the first story and some stories about soldiers that didn't interest me, but overall this is a really poignant and well-styled collection, minimum yet multi-layered, dark yet enduring. Dubus' character sketches mesh with the hurting world and draw to life a hope in humanity.
Delagamand
Andre Dubus is one of the best writers I have come across in a very long time. Being such a huge fan of short fiction I couldn't pass up this anthology. Especially at such a good price and sheer volume of stories in included in the book.

Normally I go for short horror or science fiction stories so Mr. Dubus stories were quite the change up for me. I was not disappointed in the least!!

His experiences in the Marine Corps shows throughout many of the tales and as a wife of a former Marine I enjoyed those stories immensely. Hearing about training in Quantico, VA was very interesting. As my husband's training was done on Paris Island. But the descriptions of boot camp were still alike just the same. But Andre most assuredly has a much more descriptive way of telling of it
Plus spinning it into so many stories of triumph and tribulations makes it so compelling.

I am in not a religious woman and most of the stories had to something to do with the Catholic faith. I was not deterred from the stories because of that fact. Actually I was pulled further into some for my lack of knowledge of Catholicism.

The range of ideas of the stories is incredible. Marriage, love, divorce, religion, to military and so much more!

The book shows just about every emotion there is in this life.
Andre shows the reader just how much we will do for love, respect, honour, a stranger and sometimes just out of self pity or vengeance.

I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes to read. There is something in this anthology for readers of all types
Dammy
If I were doing an anthology of American Literature I would probably have a Faulkner story and maybe a couple of stories each from Hemingway,Steinbeck,and
Flannery O'Connor. And at least one, Rose, from Andre Dubus. I have been criticised in the past for comparing writers to Hemingway and Faulkner, but how do you judge a writer except to compare him to the gold standards? Not only do I compare Andre Dubus to the gold standards I believe he could be considered one of the gold standards. If you haven't read him I hope you try this book. You will be amazed. And by the way, he's better than his son.
Mysterious Wrench
Andre Dubus was the master of the short story and remains my favorite writer. Years ago, I owned a copy of every book that contained his work that I could find. I had read and re-read them to the point that when I started to re-read one of his pieces, I knew by memory every word on the page. So, when a friend I thought would find delight in Dubus' work and needed good books to take his mind off a rough patch, I gave him my entire collection. Of course, I regretted doing so almost immediately. Hence, I am rebuilding my collection in digital format, greeting each as a long-lost dear friend.
Landamath
Sensitive and perceptive, worthwhile and interesting realism in this collection. It did get a bit heavy with the Catholicism at times, but fine writing nonetheless, and I enjoyed it.
Cobyno
This is a simple review. I like some of this authors work but this collection has a great many depressing and twisted stories. Others you'll just lose interest in about halfway through-or less and still others will be worth the time. One an evening, maybe two, and it's worth the money.
I've read other things by same person and they seemed better. And brighter!
Bremar
This collection was my introduction to Dubus, and I can't wait to read more. Insightful, thought provoking, wonderful character development without prejudice or judgement. Not a bad story in the entire collection. If you have not discovered Dubus, and you like beautiful writing, this is a good place to start.
This is the second time I've read Andre DuBus' short stories. I'm always amazed at how well he knows his characters. The quality of his writing is so good.

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