Despite This Flesh

Despite This Flesh

by Vassar Miller (Editor)

Paperback(1ST ED.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292715509
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/01/1985
Edition description: 1ST ED.
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 893,477
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Yoke in His Youth
    • At the School for the Deaf (Robert Pawlowski)
    • Mutterings over the Crib of a Deaf Child (James Wright)
    • Like the Hully-Gully but Not So Slow (Anne Finger)
    • My Family Is Unhappy (Cheri Fein)
  • The Wrestled Angel
    • The Sentry of Portoferraio (Daniel Mark Epstein)
    • Black Lightning (Arthur Sze)
    • The Lace Maker (Barbara Howes)
    • Lying Alone in the Dismal Winter Mornings (Christy Brown)
    • The Freaks at Spurgin Road Field (Richard Hugo)
    • Finch the Spastic Speaks (Gordon Weaver)
  • In Body, a Passenger, and Rumpled
    • Charwoman (Ben Belitt)
    • Veteran’s Hospital (Ben Belitt)
    • Visit to the Institute for the Blind (Felix Pollak)
    • Stutterer (Alan Dugan)
    • The Game (Harold Bond)
    • The Stroke (Christopher Fahy)
    • The Eye (Part II) (Richard Wilbur)
  • Beam in the Eye
    • The Ones That Are Thrown Out (Miller Williams)
    • Average Waves in Unprotected Waters (Anne Tyler)
    • The Street (Natalie Petesch)
    • Beating and Beatitude (James Corpora)
    • Silences (David Keller)
    • The Glen (Josephine Jacobsen)
    • The Grasshopper’s Burden (William Goyen)
    • The Sacrifice (Fergus Reid Buckley)
  • An Unrung Bell
    • The Handicapped (Philip Dacey)
    • How Stump Stood in the Water (David Wagoner)
    • A Late Elegy for a Baseball Player (Felix Stefanile)
    • Seated Nude (Richard Ronan)
    • Wrestling with Angels (Walter Mcdonald)
    • After Being Paralyzed from the Neck Down for Twenty Years, Mr. Wallace Gets a Chin-Operated Motorized Wheelchair (Ronald Wallace)
    • Recovery Song (Barry Wallenstein)
    • Stumpfoot on 42nd Street (Louis Simpson)
    • 9:00 A.M. at Broadway and Walnut on Your Birthday (Ripley Schemm)
    • Bleeder (Hollis Summers)
    • Waiting for Happy (John Gilgun)
    • Saint Flannery (David Ray)
    • Pizarro Teaches the Mentally Retarded to Swim (Lee Bassett)
    • To One Deaf (Sister Mary Lucina)

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"This selection of fiction and poetry about handicapped people has no parallel elsewhere in the publishing world.... [It] is not sentimental. It is not unduly symbolic. It does not directly exhort readers, both handicapped and able-bodied, to lead a better life. What it does is to expand all readers' knowledge of the inner worlds of handicapped people and thereby enable all of us to be less frightened, more realistic, more able to embrace our own humanity.... We need—all of us—Ms. Miller's anthology."

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