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A Bearer of Divine Revelation : New and Selected Stories - Lawrence Dorr

A Bearer of Divine Revelation

New and Selected Stories

Paperback Published: 15th October 2003
ISBN: 9780802821232
Number Of Pages: 200

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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.

"For those of us who experience grace, it is good to have a writer like Lawrence Dorr bold enough to put its appearing down on paper so that we can recognize it for what it so shockingly is."

Introductionp. ix
An Act of Admirationp. 3
The Bingep. 21
The Noise Was Heard Afar Offp. 27
Brandenburg Concertop. 35
Pictures in a Cigar Boxp. 44
The Acceptable Timep. 64
The Barbershop on Kartner Strassep. 73
A Bearer of Divine Revelationp. 85
A D-minor Fuguep. 98
At a Certain Anglep. 114
Vladimir's Kitchenp. 122
Lazarusp. 131
A Slow, Soft Riverp. 139
Waxworksp. 149
The Angel of His Presencep. 159
Acknowledgmentsp. 185
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ISBN: 9780802821232
ISBN-10: 0802821235
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 15th October 2003
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.3

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