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Mark Helprin (born on June 28, 1947) is an award-winning American novelist, journalist, and conservative commentator, best known for his novel Winter’s Tale and his writing for The New Yorker. is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Winters Tale is a 1983 novel by author Mark Helprin. ... For other uses, see New Yorker. ...

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Background

Helprin was raised on the Hudson River and in the British West Indies, and holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. His postgraduate work was done at the University of Oxford. He served in the British Merchant Navy, the Israeli infantry, and the Israeli Air Force. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... Roadtown, Tortola The term British West Indies refers to territories in and around the Caribbean which were colonised by Great Britain. ... Harvard Yard Harvard College is the undergraduate section and oldest school of Harvard University, founded in 1636 by the Massachusetts Legislature. ... The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... For the steam locomotives, see SR Merchant Navy Class. ... The Israeli Air Force (IAF; Hebrew: זרוע האויר והחלל, Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal, Air and Space Division, commonly known as חיל האוויר Hel HaAvir) is the air force of the Israel Defense Forces. ...


Novels and short stories

His first novel, published in 1977, was Refiner’s Fire: The Life and Adventures of Marshall Pearl, a Foundling. Winter’s Tale (1983) is a sometimes fantastic tale of early 20th century life in New York City that is regarded critically as his best novel. In 1991, he published A Soldier of the Great War. Memoir from Antproof Case, published in 1995, includes a long comic diatribe against the effects of coffee. Helprin came out with Freddy and Fredericka, a critically acclaimed satire, in 2005. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A Soldier of the Great War (1991) is a novel by Mark Helprin concerning an aged WWI veteran who recounts his life and adventures while travelling with a young man he meets on the road to his final resting place. ...


Helprin has published three books of short stories: A Dove of the East & Other Stories (1975), Ellis Island & Other Stories (1981), and The Pacific And Other Stories (2004). He has also written three children’s books, all of which are illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg: Swan Lake, The Veil of Snows, and A City In Winter. His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Chris Van Allsburg (born June 18, 1949 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American author and illustrator of childrens books. ... A City in Winter is a novel by Mark Helprin, first published in 1996. ...


Periodicals

Helprin's writing has appeared in The New Yorker for two decades. He writes essays and a column for the Claremont Review of Books. His writings, including political op-eds, have also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Criterion, National Review, The American Heritage, The Wall Street Journal (for which he was a contributing editor until 2006), The New York Times, and other publications. The Claremont Review of Books (or CRB) is a quarterly review of politics and statesmanship published by the Claremont Institute. ... The Atlantic redirects here; for the ocean, see Atlantic Ocean. ... National Review (NR) is a biweekly magazine of political opinion, founded by author William F. Buckley, Jr. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


On May 20, 2007, Helprin published an op-ed for the The New York Times that argued that intellectual property rights should be assigned to an author or artist as far as Congress could practically extend it.[1] The response to his position on the blogosphere and elsewhere was reported on the New York Times's blog the next day. [2] The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Honors and accomplishments

A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a former Guggenheim Fellow, Helprin has been awarded the National Jewish Book Award and the Prix de Rome from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. ... The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters was formed in 1976 from the merger of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, which was founded in 1898, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which was founded in 1904. ...


He is also a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. In 1996 he served as a foreign policy advisor and speechwriter to presidential candidate Bob Dole. Unique among novelists, Helprin has written widely on matters of U.S. strategy and foreign policy. These have earned him acclaim and respect in Washington, D.C., and beyond; he has served as a consultant to Congress and U.S. intelligence agencies. The Claremont Institute is a conservative think tank based in Claremont, California. ... § Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) was a United States Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996, serving part of that time as United States Senate Majority Leader. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


In May 2006, the New York Times Book Review published a list of American novels, compiled from the responses to "a short letter [from the review] to a couple of hundred prominent writers, critics, editors and other literary sages, asking them to please identify 'the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years.'" Among the twenty-two books to have received multiple votes was Helprin's Winter's Tale. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


In 2006 Helprin was awarded the Tulsa Library Trust's Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.


Complete bibliography

  • A Dove of the East and Other Stories (1975)
  • Refiner's Fire (1977)
  • Ellis Island and Other Stories (1981)
  • Winter's Tale (1983)
  • Swan Lake (1989)
  • A Soldier of the Great War (1991)
  • Memoir From Antproof Case (1995)
  • A City In Winter (1996)
  • The Veil of Snows (1997)
  • The Pacific and Other Stories (2004)
  • Freddy and Fredericka (2005)

External links

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  • 1983 audio interview with Mark Helprin by Don Swaim at Wired for Books.
  • 2006 interview with Mark Helprin by Kelly Jane Torrance of Doublethink magazine

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Notes

  1. ^ Mark Helprin. "A Great Idea Lives Forever. Shouldn’t Its Copyright?", The New York Times, May 20, 2007. 
  2. ^ Mike Nizza. "To the Editor: Please See Wiki", The Lede, blog of The New York Times, May 21, 2007. 

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Mark Helprin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
Mark Helprin (born on June 28, 1947) is a contemporary award-winning American novelist and journalist, best known for his novel Winter’s Tale and his writing for The New Yorker.
Helprin was raised on the Hudson River and in the British West Indies, and holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a former Guggenheim Fellow, Helprin has been awarded the National Jewish Book Award and the Prix de Rome from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
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