Mark Helprin





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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The Trump administration’s recently unveiled National Security Strategy is an excellent and overdue statement of intent. But unless it is ruthlessly prioritized, political and budgetary realities will make it little more than a wish list. And in regard to nuclear weapons, it hardly departs from the insufficient Obama-era policy of replacing old equipment rather than… Learn More Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.73 · 44,931 ratings · 6,701 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Winter's Tale

3.50 avg rating — 23,898 ratings — published 1983 — 68 editions
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A Soldier of the Great War

4.35 avg rating — 5,701 ratings — published 1991 — 25 editions
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Freddy and Fredericka

3.75 avg rating — 3,356 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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In Sunlight and in Shadow

3.44 avg rating — 3,160 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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Memoir from Antproof Case

3.98 avg rating — 2,398 ratings — published 1995 — 10 editions
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The Pacific and Other Stories

4.05 avg rating — 1,082 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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Refiner's Fire

3.98 avg rating — 974 ratings — published 1977 — 11 editions
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Swan Lake

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4.12 avg rating — 844 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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Ellis Island and Other Stories

3.99 avg rating — 734 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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