A dove of the East, and other stories

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Knopf : distributed by Random House, Sep 1, 1975 - Fiction - 180 pages
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User Review  - tloeffler - LibraryThing

Twenty short stories by Mark Helprin. Although reviews of the stories seem to find a theme, I didn't find one. Instead, I was caught up in the beauty of the writing, the descriptive phrases one of ... Read full review

A DOVE OF THE EAST: And Other Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A collection of short stories, often short short stories, which travel all around the world but retain the same timeless constants. Revelations, memories, or "moments full of cognizance and dream ... Read full review

Contents

A JEW OF PERSIA
3
BECAUSE OF THE WATERS OF THE FLOOD
23
SHOOTING THE BAR1904
46
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About the author (1975)

Born in 1947, Mark Helprin grew up in New York City, the Hudson River Valley and in the British West Indies. Helprin received degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and did postgraduate work at the University of Oxford. Once a member of the British Merchant Navy, the Israeli Infantry, and the Israeli Air Force, Helprin is the author of numerous novels including Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, and the children's story Swan Lake. In 1996, Helprin took on the unusual job of writing Bob Dole's Senate retirement speech. The resulting speech was widely credited with, at least temporarily, rejuvenating Dole's withering presidential campaign. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a former Guggenheim Fellow, Helprin works have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Helprin's short story collection Ellis Island and Other Stories was nominated for a National Book Award in 1981. His stories and essays on politics have been published in the New Yorker for more than 25 years.

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