Imatge de l'autor

Mark Helprin

Autor/a de Winter's Tale

20+ obres 12,459 Membres 283 Ressenyes 78 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Mark Helprin

Winter's Tale (1983) 4,636 exemplars
A Soldier of the Great War (1991) 1,761 exemplars
Freddy and Fredericka (2005) 986 exemplars
Memoir from Antproof Case (1995) 890 exemplars
Swan Lake (1989) 660 exemplars
In Sunlight and in Shadow (2012) 560 exemplars
The Pacific and Other Stories (2004) 466 exemplars
Ellis Island and Other Stories (1981) 436 exemplars
A City in Winter (1996) 428 exemplars
Refiner's Fire (1978) 405 exemplars
The Veil of Snows (1997) 236 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Editor — 156 exemplars

Obres associades

The Arabian Nights : Their best-known tales (1993) — Introducció, algunes edicions747 exemplars
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Col·laborador — 454 exemplars
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Col·laborador — 208 exemplars
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1992) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing (1996) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Educating For Liberty: The Best of Imprimis 1972-2002 (2002) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Reinventing the American People: Unity and Diversity Today (1995) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars


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I tried to finish reading this book. I thought a great challenge would be nice. I also am not fond of overly historical books. This book went beyond what I would ever understand, and the only way to understand it would be to pull out maps and watch videos so I could relate to the umpteen places through which this plot gallops (like the gorgeous white horse character which I did love). It is TOO LONG! It uses every long and antiquated word it could find from every form of language from several countries. Seriously, any teacher who would assign this to even upper-level high school academic students would be an abuser, at best! I am a Southern gal raised to believe that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. (Sorry, Mama!) I actually went to Goodreads reviews first, wondering if anyone would agree with me. I don't usually see 1-star reviews. I saw a LOT of them! Most were saying exactly what I thought. I finished nearly 500 pages of this nearly 800-page book. Don't torture yourself further by getting it in print, as the actual book is very hard to hold. I have a background in Education. I won't tell you how many pages I would read six times each. I have three other books I needed to be reading, so after struggling on and off a month to finish this, I decided to call it quits. I had already gotten to the point of the story where the beginning-of-the-story characters came back into the plot. Instead of being excited, I thought, "NOT AGAIN!" If this book was re-written to flow better, explain more, use more simple language, and focus more on the interesting parts of the characters, this might be more of a success. I was OK with the mythical part. I LOVED the imagery until it was overused ad nauseam. Too many details, rambles, does not tie together well. I loved the title, the story about Peter Lake and Beverly Penn, and the majestic white horse. Pull out those characters, rewrite the story leaving out some of the unnecessary characters in the beginning, and you might have a romantic winner! I did think the artistic references and bridge engineering references were magnificent but really didn't tie into the theme. In fact, since I stopped reading Winter's Tale, I have no CLUE by over halfway through the book what the theme is. Well, at least I am ready to move on and read something more digestible. I will always attempt to read anything at least once!… (més)
doehlberg63 | Hi ha 138 ressenyes més | Dec 2, 2023 |
One of my recent favorites. Almost a Tom Clancy but with romance, more history and philosophy. Soul too.
mkapij | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 24, 2023 |
Long, rambling, beautiful, tedious, surreal. Didn't quite deliver in the end, but I'm very glad to have read it. Who read this and thought it would make a good movie?!
mmparker | Hi ha 138 ressenyes més | Oct 24, 2023 |
I had difficulty following some of the story. Luckily, the book was long, so I had difficulty following the story for a long time.

Winter's Tale was enjoyable enough, but I didn't keep going back to it like I do my favorite reads.
Tom_Wright | Hi ha 138 ressenyes més | Oct 11, 2023 |



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