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Mark Helprin

Autor(a) de Winter's Tale

20+ Works 12,593 Membros 288 Críticas 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 por Mark Helprin

Winter's Tale (1983) 4,700 exemplares
A Soldier of the Great War (1991) 1,773 exemplares
Freddy and Fredericka (2005) 989 exemplares
Memoir from Antproof Case (1995) 893 exemplares
Swan Lake (1989) 662 exemplares
In Sunlight and in Shadow (2012) 565 exemplares
The Pacific and Other Stories (2004) 471 exemplares
Ellis Island and Other Stories (1981) 435 exemplares
A City in Winter (1996) 434 exemplares
Refiner's Fire (1978) 406 exemplares
The Veil of Snows (1997) 238 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Editor — 159 exemplares

Associated Works

The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales (1909) — Introdução, algumas edições752 exemplares
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuidor — 459 exemplares
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 212 exemplares
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1992) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing (1996) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Educating For Liberty: The Best of Imprimis 1972-2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Reinventing the American People: Unity and Diversity Today (1995) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



daltonbigbee | 8 outras críticas | Jan 19, 2024 |
For starters, I'm an absolute sucker for stories about men who go down to the sea in ships. Whether it's history or fiction, I've read every book on the subject that I could get my hands on. That said, it is with a heavy heart that I have come to the conclusion that this book was a big disappointment. The story itself was fine. It's about a small ship involved in a war with Iran that also has a run-in with ISIS pirates. If the author had limited his writing to that story, I'd have given it at least 4 stars.

Unfortunately, that isn't what he did. The author clearly is of the opinion that all Democrats and people under fifty are idiots and let these opinions bleed onto almost every page of the book. The story begins with the protagonist, distinguished Navy Captain Stephen Rensselaer offering his honest opinions to a president who is clearly more stupid than any actual president has ever been (if that is even possible), and ends up with his career in ruins, assigned to a ship much smaller than his rank would ordinarily entitle him to. Despite carrying out his mission in an exemplary manner, this president orders that he be charged with a long list of serious charges, including mutiny and desertion in wartime. Even now, when we have seen a former president threaten the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with execution if he gets reelected, I found this whole chain of events to be extremely improbable.

What offends me almost as much as the inanity of this scenario is the fact that nobody other than the main character appeared to know anything of history, literature, or culture. No Marine I have ever served with would not know about the Battle of Khe Sanh, but in this book, they didn't. When Captain Rensselaer called one of his crewmen Horatio, no one recognized that he was quoting Hamlet and they all thought he was getting senile. This attitude was reinforced when he played Mozart on the ship's address system. In short, Helprin's attitude towards most Americans was such that I was surprised that he didn't have Rensselaer shouting for them to get off his lawn.

I find this sad because Helprin has written several other books which are highly regarded and, had I not been so disappointed with this on, I would have liked to have read them. I find that very unlikely now.
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Unkletom | 8 outras críticas | Jan 18, 2024 |
Really good story and enjoyable book. It was a little flowery. Still. Good book.
damcg63 | 8 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2024 |
Engaging thriller. Lots of action and good information about naval warfare. The romance was a little too cliche.
ozzer | 8 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |



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