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  1. says:

    Helprin is my favorite living author I've written glowingly of his work numerous times and the only thing keeping me from doing so again is I can't think of enough superlatives His stories are masterpieces of subtlety and understated emotion My favorite story in this compilation is A Vermont Tale the ending of which will haunt me fo

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    As usual with a story collection some were better than others I loved the long comic title story and another about a grieving man who pursues mountain climbing in the Alps I'll never look at bees the same way after reading about a Rabbi and his followers and their love of bees These stories touch on the magical and the impossible but weave them with reality in a way that is incredibly satisfying and makes the world feel

  3. says:

    Until I bought a used copy of “Ellis Island and Other Stories” from our local bookstore I hadn’t known of Ma

  4. says:

    It's hard to see even the genuine achievement of the overpraised Helprin does deserve praise for his ambition if not always his accomplishment He's too often straining for effect often even spoiling the effect he's after in his anxiousness to d

  5. says:

    I was looking forward to this collection and finally reading Mr Helprin It started out very good but with each passing sto

  6. says:

    The only story I remember is the one of the overprepared mountain climber with shades of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Easily a 4 or better in its own right am deducting a star just from the one story for Help

  7. says:

    What an exceptional book of short stories I just finished The Stories of John Cheevers just before this and thought it was o

  8. says:

    This collection includes two memorable stories “The “Schreuderspitze”and “A Vermont Tale”a few good ones and a number that are at least to this reader totally obscure Mark Helprin is clearly a most gifted and versatile writer but Hemingway esue he isn’t “Ellis Island and Other Stories”will appeal to connoisseurs of

  9. says:

    Mark Helprin's writing is most evocative and moving for me when he writes about weather Perhaps it's because I first read Winter's Tale as a girl and his descriptions of well winter imprinted on me Many of these st

  10. says:

    Loved the visual imagery created by these stories Some of the stories were like self contained and visually evocative scenes than narrative driven tales but at their best they are both They have a good spirit too

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Free read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Mark Helprin

Ies and the title novella Ellis Island exhibit tremendous range and versatility of style and techni I was looking forward to this collection and finally reading Mr Helprin It started out very good but with each passing story i got very tired of his style I found it stilted cold and drowning in the weight of simile After pages and pages of forced comparisons i wanted to shout DONT TELL ME WHAT ITS LIKETELL ME WHAT IT IS Reading Helprin was like reading a how to write descriptively undergrad textbook Technically all the elements were there but none of the enjoyment I know this collection won all sorts of awards and I know he is a very talented writer but some times writers and readers just don t click He s not for me but please don t let me stop you from picking this book up because i m clearly missing something

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Winner of and Other PDFEPUB #231 the Prix de Rome and the National Jewish Book Award these ten stor Helprin is my favorite living author I ve written glowingly of his work numerous times and the only thing keeping me from doing so again is I can t think of enough superlatives His stories are masterpieces of subtlety and understated emotion My favorite story in this compilation is A Vermont Tale the ending of which will haunt me for years Palais de Justice is written on a theme with which I can readily identify but all of the stories are worth the reader s time if for no other reason than to happen across a beautifully crafted sentence that makes one pause and give thanks for being able to read

Free read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Mark Helprin

Ue yet are closely unified in their beauty and in their concern with enduring and universal uestion Mark Helprin s writing is most evocative and moving for me when he writes about weather Perhaps it s because I first read Winter s Tale as a girl and his descriptions of well winter imprinted on me Many of these stories seem uite German to me in the style of Mann and even Kafka