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A Dove of the East, and other stories

Helprin, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0394496590 / ISBN 13: 9780394496597
Published by Knopf: distributed by Random House, 1975
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Contents: A Jew of Persia. --Because of the waters of the flood. --Ruin. --First Russian summer. --Katrina, Katrin'. --Shooting the bar--1904. --Lightning north of Paris. --Mountain dancing in Truchas. --Leaving the church. --Katherine comes to Yellow Sky.plus ten more stories. This is Helprin's first book. Hard to find edition. Very good in good dust jacket. Two small tears and light chipping to DJ edges. Some light soiling with average shelf wear. Book is straight and tight. First edition. First Edition, First Print. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000016

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Title: A Dove of the East, and other stories

Publisher: Knopf: distributed by Random House

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Twenty stories, set in different locations, cultures and times, depict people whose lives and conceptions of life show them to be both extraordinary and commonplace

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"When you read these stories, as you must, you will, I believe, be uplifted and awed." - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

These twenty stories are strikingly beautiful essays on enduring and universal questions. In Rome, in the hour of his death, an American priest must choose between his Church and his God. In a hot, dirty typewriter ribbon factory in the Bronx, a young man finds love. A Dutch child in a Canadian orphanage carries in her heart the pain of war and her love for her family. A Sicilian widow meditates on the end of her family line. An Israeli scout risks the safety and respect of his comrades in an act of transfiguring gentleness and charity. In these and the fifteen other stories, "the author's special capacity is the transmission of values as the unspoken and underlying dramatic force of his fiction" (Harper's Magazine).

"A dazzling collection." - The San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

"Mark Helprin writes with ease and sureness . . . with a compassionate understanding and a clean, lucid prose . . . that is all too rare in our fiction." - The New York Times Book Review

"A kind of genius" (The Spectator), "Helprin has total command of his imagined world in these stories of astonishing scope and power" (The Chicago Tribune).

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, among other titles, Refiner's Fire, Ellis Island and Other Stories, Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Memoir from Antproof Case, The Pacific and Other Stories, and Freddy and Fredericka.

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