A Bearer of Divine Revelation: New and Selected Stories

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2003 - 185 pagine
With a spare eloquence reminiscent of Hemingway and an insistence on divine grace even in the darkest circumstances, Lawrence Dorr writes short stories as powerful as they are profound.

The fifteen new and selected stories here, stylistically and substantively rich, follow a central character through episodes reflecting Dorr's own eventful life: his childhood in Hungary; wartime experiences on the Russian front; hardship and poverty; the death of family and friends. With a subtle depth of feeling and a clear, mature voice, Dorr writes of refugees and survivors, and of the social, cultural, and religious chasms that separate them. The book's title story, as an example, follows Dorr's protagonist through Salzburg, Austria, as he struggles to survive both physically and spiritually in the aftermath of World War II.

Each of these stories has its own plot, but the book as a whole offers a subtle yet powerful story line that underscores the protagonist's deepening sense of life's meaning and grace. Dorr's literary odyssey is a pilgrim's progress: from trials and anguish come hard-won understanding and hope. While war and pain bring loss -- of friends, of family, of faith, of God -- slowly a new life, a new faith, and a new love emerge, and with them a deep peace.

As gripping to read as it is moving, "A Bearer of Divine Revelation will speak to readers at every stage and station in life.

 

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Sommario

An Act of Admiration
3
The Binge
21
The Noise Was Heard Afar Off
27
Brandenburg Concerto
35
Pictures in a Cigar Box
44
The Acceptable Time
64
The Barbershop on Kartner Strasse
73
A Bearer of Divine Revelation
85
At a Certain Angle
114
Vladimirs Kitchen
122
Lazarus
131
A Slow Soft River
139
Waxworks
149
The Angel of His Presence
159
Acknowledgments
Copyright

A Dminor Fugue
98

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