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Mark Helprin

Autor(a) de Winter's Tale

22+ Works 12,755 Membros 293 Reviews 78 Favorited

About the Author

Mark Helprin was born in Manhattan, New York on June 28, 1947. He received degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and did postgraduate work at the University of Oxford, Princeton University, and Columbia University. He has served in the British Merchant mostrar mais Navy, the Israeli infantry, and the Israeli Air Force. He is the author of numerous novels including Refiner's Fire, A Soldier of the Great War, Memoir from Antproof Case, Freddy and Fredericka, and In Sunlight and In Shadow. Winter's Tale was adapted into a movie in 2014. His short story collection, Ellis Island and Other Stories, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1981. His other short story collections include A Dove of the East and Other Stories and The Pacific and Other Stories. He also writes children's books including Swan Lake, A City in Winter, and The Veil of Snows. He has received several awards including the National Jewish Book Award, the Prix de Rome, the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 2006, and the Salvatori Prize in the American Founding in 2010. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Mark Helprin

Winter's Tale (1983) 4,730 cópias
A Soldier of the Great War (1991) 1,793 cópias
Freddy and Fredericka (2005) 999 cópias
Memoir from Antproof Case (1995) 900 cópias
Swan Lake (1989) 678 cópias
In Sunlight and in Shadow (2012) 573 cópias
The Pacific and Other Stories (2004) 478 cópias
Ellis Island and Other Stories (1981) 445 cópias
A City in Winter (1996) 438 cópias
Refiner's Fire (1978) 413 cópias
The Veil of Snows (1997) 238 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Editor — 160 cópias

Associated Works

The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales (1909) — Introdução, algumas edições770 cópias
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuinte — 465 cópias
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1992) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing (1996) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Educating For Liberty: The Best of Imprimis 1972-2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Reinventing the American People: Unity and Diversity Today (1995) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Started, abandoned.
I felt like I was in someone's masturbatory fantasy. It was a physical icky feeling.

And it seemed to just go on in that drooling stream of words, on and on and on.

Memoir from Antproof Case was unique and great. Read that.
fotmasta | outras 141 resenhas | May 23, 2024 |
Helprin produces some beautiful writing, but for me there were too many words. Many of his poetic descriptions and asides not only did not move the story forward, they got in the way and seemed to jump out at me as the writer showing off his writing prowess. I couldn't connect or come to like the main character, Jules, and up until page 96, when I stopped, there was no one else to try to relate to. This was a book that I didn't look forward to picking up and reading, and when I did, I wanted to put it back down. Which I finally did. (May 2020)

I had put this back on the to-be-read shelf and gave it another try this week. Once again, I didn't want to pick it up (resorted to doing sudokus as an avoidance technique) and when I did, was happy to put it back down. This time it goes onto the heave-ho shelf.
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dvoratreis | outras 16 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
Lovely story and illustrations.
TraSea | outras 4 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
Mark Helprin surpasses all authors I’ve read in his ability to describe people, places, things, philosophical perspectives, feelings, music, art, moments . . .alright, ANYTHING, and move me to tears in the rapturous sublimity of it all. . .but that doesn’t mean, that while listening to the almost 30 hours of this book that I didn’t experience exasperation, and sadly, in the end, disappointment---maybe even anger over having invested so much time and admiration, for a broken promise that I would put the story away satisfied and content.… (mais)
TraSea | outras 20 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |



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