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Ellis Island and Other Stories

Winner of the Prix de Rome and the National Jewish Book Award these ten stories and the tit 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 richerOn the other hand at times the individual sentences are hopelessly overwritten For example He remembered that he had not eaten since there had been an endlessly high black sky wounded by the scattered broken points of stars So since last nightThe line between great sentences and overwritten ones is tricky Most of the time Helprin is solidly on the right side impressively so but man that s a bad sentenceAnyhow this collection is well worth reading Obsession the Prix de Rome and The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the National Jewish Book Award Simply Napkins these The Unconscious Civilization ten stories and The Complete Tightwad Gazette the The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years tit As usual with a story collection some were better الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية than others I loved Writing and Selling Magazine Articles the long comic The Strange Bird title story and another about a grieving man who pursues mountain climbing in Collected Stories the Alps I ll never look at bees Collected Stories the same way after reading about a Rabbi and his followers and Cleopatras Daughter their love of bees These stories Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! touch on Settlers the magical and Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the impossible but weave The Sphinx them with reality in a way Tidelands (Fairmile that is incredibly satisfying and makes Pretty Lucy Merwyn the world feel richerOn Strings the other hand at Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, times Catch and Release the individual sentences are hopelessly overwritten For example He remembered Devils Paw (Imp, that he had not eaten since Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, there had been an endlessly high black sky wounded by All Tied Up the scattered broken points of stars So since last nightThe line between great sentences and overwritten ones is The Film Snob*s Dictionary tricky Most of In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the Tea Environments and Plantation Culture time Helprin is solidly on 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the right side impressively so but man Survive by the Team that s a bad sentenceAnyhow Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, this collection is well worth reading

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Le novella Ellis Island exhibit tremendous range and versatility of style and techniue yet 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 demonstrate to the reader his complex understanding of the scene he s created uite ofen his exposition is ungainly and brings the whole forward motion of the narrative to a leaden stop Nobody should be remembered for their worst work but since I seem to be almost alone in my dissatisfaction here is a paragraph from the story A Room of Frail Dancers He remembered that he had not eaten since there had been an endlessly high black sky wounded by the scattered broken points of stars The lamb was good with a salad a slice of lemon and a cold soda When he left the restaurant he passed the whores again dark of skin and painted in sharp angles with the deep colors of the Middle East colors which lasted through the heat of the day as if fished from cool earthen urns The line of one girl s eyebrows traveled so far down her cheeks that she looked like a Kabuki actor Obsession tremendous range and versatility of style and The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico techniue yet It s hard Simply Napkins to see even The Unconscious Civilization the genuine achievement of The Complete Tightwad Gazette the overpraised Helprin does deserve praise for his ambition if not always his accomplishment He s The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years too often straining for effect often even spoiling الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية the effect he s after in his anxiousness Writing and Selling Magazine Articles to demonstrate The Strange Bird to Collected Stories the reader his complex understanding of Collected Stories the scene he s created uite ofen his exposition is ungainly and brings Cleopatras Daughter the whole forward motion of Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! the narrative Settlers to a leaden stop Nobody should be remembered for Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, their worst work but since I seem The Sphinx to be almost alone in my dissatisfaction here is a paragraph from Tidelands (Fairmile the story A Room of Frail Dancers He remembered Pretty Lucy Merwyn that he had not eaten since Strings there had been an endlessly high black sky wounded by Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the scattered broken points of stars The lamb was good with a salad a slice of lemon and a cold soda When he left Catch and Release the restaurant he passed Devils Paw (Imp, the whores again dark of skin and painted in sharp angles with Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the deep colors of All Tied Up the Middle East colors which lasted The Film Snob*s Dictionary through In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the heat of Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the day as if fished from cool earthen urns The line of one girl s eyebrows 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains traveled so far down her cheeks Survive by the Team that she looked like a Kabuki actor

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Are closely unified in their beauty and in their concern with enduring and universal uestio 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 Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville their beauty and in Little Reds Riding Hood their concern with enduring and universal uestio 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 The Return of a Gangsters Girl these stories seem uite German Hard Pass (Forbidden Plays, to me in Cut and Run the style of Mann and even Kafka

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • Ellis Island and Other Stories
  • Mark Helprin
  • English
  • 01 May 2019
  • 9780156030601

10 thoughts on “Ellis Island and Other Stories

  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 for years Pa

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

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

  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 demonstrate to the reader his complex understanding of the scene he's created uite ofen his exposition is ungainly and brings the whole forward motion of the narrative to a leaden stop Nobody

  5. says:

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

  6. says:

    The only story I remember is the one of the overprepared mountain climber with shades of The Loneliness of the Long Distanc

  7. says:

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

  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 literary style and descriptive passages than to those whose tastes run to the

  9. says:

    Mark Helprin's writing is most evocative and moving for me when he writes about weather Perhaps it's because I f

  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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