Mark Helprin - Author

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Educated at Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, Mark Helprin served in the Israeli Army, Israeli Air Force, and British merchant navy. He is the author of six novels and three short-story collections and he also writes non-fiction and children's books.

 

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Paris in the Present Tense

Paris in the Present Tense

Author: Mark Helprin Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2018

By the bestselling author of Winter's Tale and A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin's powerful new novel is set in Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories. Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour - a maitre at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust - must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present. In the midst of what should be an effulgent time of life - days bright with music, family, rowing on the Seine - Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and to find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist a third his age. Against the backdrop of an exquisite and knowing vision of Paris and the way it can uniquely shape a life, Helprin forges a denouement that is staggering in its humanity, elegance, and truth. In the exhilarating beauty of its prose and evocative storytelling, Helprin's Paris in the Present Tense is a soaring achievement; a deep, dizzying look at a life through the purifying lenses of art and memory.

Paris in the Present Tense

Paris in the Present Tense

Author: Mark Helprin Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Winter's Tale and A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin reveals a powerful, rapturous novel set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories.Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacoura maitre at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaustmust find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present.In the midst of what should be an effulgent time of life with its days bright with music, family, and rowing on the Seine, Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist who is a third his age. Against the backdrop of an exquisite and knowing vision of Paris and the way it can uniquely shape a life, he forges a denouement that is staggering in its humanity, elegance, and truth.In the intoxicating beauty of its prose and emotional amplitude of its storytelling, Mark Helprin's Paris in the Present Tense is a soaring achievement, a deep, dizzying look at a life through the purifying lenses of art and memory.

Schwanensee

Schwanensee

Author: Mark Helprin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2016

Mark Helprin hat die beruhmte Geschichte von Schwanensee neu erzahlt und der romantischen Fassung des Stoffs, wie sie in Peter Tschaikowskis Ballett zum Klassiker geworden ist, eine tiefere Bedeutung hinzugewonnen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Memoiren aus einem ameisensicheren Kastchen

Memoiren aus einem ameisensicheren Kastchen

Author: Mark Helprin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2016

Mark Helprins phantastischer Roman ist die fiktive Autobiographie eines recht betagten exzentrischen Abenteurers und kosmopolitischen Verbrechers, dessen Leben von einer einzigen Obsession beherrscht wird - der fanatischen Aversion gegen Kaffee.Die Geschichte dieses seltsamen achtzigjahrigen Autobiographen, der seine Memoiren fur seinen kleinen Ziehsohn Blatt fur Blatt zu Papier bringt, scheint von Anfang an voller Geheimnisse und Ungereimtheiten, die sich im Laufe der episodenhaften Niederschrift erst ganz allmahlich auflosen, neu verwickeln und schlielich eine Erklarung finden. Denn Oscar Progressos Geschichte, die sich liest wie ein Abenteuerroman, ist aus einem einzigen Erlebnis heraus begrundet.(Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Ein Soldat aus dem Groen Krieg

Ein Soldat aus dem Groen Krieg

Author: Mark Helprin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2016

Alessandro Giuliani, der wohlbehutete Sohn eines beguterten romischen Rechtsanwalts, liebt Reiten und Bergsteigen ebenso wie Musik und Kultur. Er studiert Kunstgeschichte und Asthetik und ist ein weltlaufiger, vielversprechender junger Mann, als 1914 der Erste Weltkrieg hereinbricht. Ein halbes Jahrhundert spater trifft Alessandro, inzwischen ein weihaariger alter Herr, auf einer Landstrae auerhalb Roms mit dem jungen Fabrikarbeiter Nicolo zusammen: Die Unverschamtheit eines Busfahrers und Alessandros noble Geste der Solidaritat mit dem fremden jungen Mann lassen die beiden fur zwei Tage und Nachte zu einer Schicksalsgemeinschaft werden. Gemeinsam legen sie die 70 Kilometer nach Monte Prato, ihrem eigentlichen Ziel, zu Fu zuruck. Alessandro beginnt sich an seine Jugend zu erinnern und erzahlt. Wie er Soldat wurde, ein Held, dann Deserteur, Kriegsgefangener, wie er zum Tode verurteilt und schlielich begnadigt wurde. Wie er auf tragische Weise eine Familie verlor und wunderbarerweise eine gewann. Nicolo begreift, da in den Geschichten des alten Mannes von Krieg und Liebe die Summe eines ganzen Lebens steckt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine fruhere Ausgabe.)

Digital Barbarism

Digital Barbarism

Author: Mark Helprin Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2009

A strange, wondrous, challenging, enriching book.Beautiful and powerfulyou will not encounter another book like it.National Review onlineIn Digital Barbarism, bestselling novelist Mark Helprin (Winters Tale, A Soldier of the Great War) offers a ringing Jeffersonian defense of private property in the age of digital culture, with its degradation of thought and language and collectivist bias against the rights of individual creators. A timely, cogent, and important attack on the popular Creative Commons movement, Digital Barbarism provides rational, witty, and supremely wise support for the individual voice and its hard-won legal protections.

Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale

Author: Mark Helprin Format: eBook Release Date: 18/03/2008

This is a book about the beauty and complexity of the human soul, about God, love, and justice, and yet you can lose yourself in it as if it were a dream. You will be transported to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented winters. One night, Peter Lake-orphan, master-mechanic, and master second-story man-attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between the middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. Because of a love that at first he cannot fully understand, Peter, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven "e;to stop time and bring back the dead."e; His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and beset by winter, is a truly beautiful and extraordinary story.

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