Mark Helprin


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in Ossining, New York, The United States
June 28, 1947

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Mark Helprin belongs to no literary school, movement, tendency, or trend. As many have observed and as Time Magazine has phrased it, “He lights his own way.” His three collections of short stories (A Dove of the East and Other Stories, Ellis Island and Other Stories, and The Pacific and Other Stories), six novels (Refiner's Fire, Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Memoir From Antproof Case, Freddy and Fredericka and, In Sunlight and In Shadow), and three children's books (Swan Lake, A City in Winter, and The Veil of Snows, all illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg), speak eloquently for themselves and are remarkable throughout for the sustained beauty and power of their language.

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Since the events of August 12, 2017, Charlottesville, Virginia has become infamous for something that it is not—a hotbed of racial strife. What happened? An “activist” highschooler was discomfited by an equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee. City Councilor Wes Bellamy, an Obama wannabe, ran with this until his project of removing the statue elided neatly with the broader racial… Learn More Read more of this blog post »
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Winter's Tale

3.50 avg rating — 25,982 ratings — published 1983 — 75 editions
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A Soldier of the Great War

4.35 avg rating — 6,462 ratings — published 1991 — 25 editions
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Freddy and Fredericka

3.76 avg rating — 3,629 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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In Sunlight and in Shadow

3.49 avg rating — 3,573 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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Memoir from Antproof Case

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Paris in the Present Tense

4.06 avg rating — 3,252 ratings — published 2017 — 15 editions
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The Pacific and Other Stories

4.07 avg rating — 1,205 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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Refiner's Fire

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Ellis Island and Other Stories

3.99 avg rating — 797 ratings — published 1981 — 16 editions
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“He moved like a dancer, which is not surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.”
Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

“If it weren't for music, I would think that love is mortal.”
Mark Helprin, A Soldier of the Great War

“As long as you have life and breath, believe. Believe for those who cannot. Believe even if you have stopped believing. Believe for the sake of the dead, for love, to keep your heart beating, believe. Never give up, never despair, let no mystery confound you into the conclusion that mystery cannot be yours.”
Mark Helprin, A Soldier of the Great War

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