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Home Mark Helprin Ellis Island and Other Stories. He had some foolish ideas about mother-of-pearl nautiluses and other seashells. He wanted to show how shapes of things mechanical were echoes of shapes in nature.

Home Mark Helprin Ellis Island and Other Stories. All very fine, but Herr Heller pointed out that if the public were to see photographs of mother-of-pearl shells contrasted with photographs of his engines, his engines would come out the worse.

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Start by marking Ellis Island and Other Stories as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Winner of the Prix de Rome and the National Jewish Book Award, these ten stories and the title novella, "Ellis Island," exhibit tremendous range and versatility of style and technique, yet are closely unified in their beauty and in their concern with enduring and universal questions.

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Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and nominee for both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American .

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and nominee for both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Book Award, these ten stories and the celebrated title novella are beyond compare. imagination should be protected by some intellectual equivalent of the National Park Service (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

The Pacific and Other Stories. A dazzling collection of short stories by Mark Helprin, bestselling author of Winter's Tale, which is now a major motion picture starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, and Jennifer ConnellyThe Pacific and Other Stories. Winner of the Prix de Rome and the National Jewish Book Award, these ten stories and the title novella, "Ellis Island," exhibit tremendous range and versatility of style and technique, yet are closely unified in their beauty and in their concern with endu. A Dove of the East: And Other Stories.

But he was severely startled when the priest slammed a bottle of red wine down on the little folding table, and said, Who are you that turns his head when a man of the cloth comes in? ur pardon. You heard me. I’m eighty-six years old and I know I’m going to Heaven. I don’t mince words, especially with young intellectuals who imagine that their birth, position, or knowledge make them better than old men who are priests in unknown mountain towns. He spoke in a hoarse, energetic voice, breathing hard and heavy after each declaration.

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Helprin has published three books of short stories: A Dove of the East & Other Stories (1975), Ellis Island .

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 written three children's books, all of which are illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg: Swan Lake, A City in Winter, and The Veil of Snows.

MARK HELPRIN is the acclaimed author of Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Freddy and Fredericka, The Pacific, Ellis Island, Memoir from Antproof Case, and numerous other works.

Winner of the Prix de Rome and the National Jewish Book Award, these ten stories and the title novella, "Ellis Island," exhibit tremendous range and versatility of style and technique, yet are closely unified in their beauty and in their concern with enduring and universal questions.

Comments: (7)

Silver Globol
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-esque he isn’t. “Ellis Island and Other Stories”will appeal more to connoisseurs of literary style and descriptive passages than to those whose tastes run to the direct and spare.
Frostdefender
I am not a regular reader of short stories. In general, I do not like them. Still, as a Mark Helprin fan, this is one of his few works that I had not read. I pressed on ... when I concluded the final story, Ellis Island, I felt completely satisfied with the journey. If you've never read Helprin, I believe "Ellis Island" and "A Vermont Tale" are most representative of his longer works. Each story will tempt you to read his novels, all of which are poetic magic. As I read through these stories, I saw glimpses of each subsequent novel, particularly my favorite, "A Winter's Tale." If you've read Helprin before, you owe yourself the time to read this collection. If you are new to Helprin, this work will encourage you to read more.
Gerceytone
I have to preface my comments by stating that though I was dissappointed with this collection, I remain an ardent fan of Mark Helperin. A Soldier of the Great War is one of the most finely-realized novels of the past twenty years. It's in many ways unfare to compare a writer's masterpiece with a collection of short-stories written 25 years earlier. But simply as someone making recommendations to other readers, I would suggest starting with a writer's magnum opus and working one's way back from there. I'd recommend reading The Brother's Karamazov before suggesting Poor Folk, for instance, or Anna Karenina before the Kreutzer Sonata.
What Ellis Island represents is a writer still in the process of finding his footing. We see in many of these stories the genesis of what will become the themes and motifs that will preoccupy the mature artist. The characters are consumed by romanticism and wanderlust, even the Vermont cranes who occupy a central position in the collection. The writing is lyrical and quite often moving. At times, however,it comes across as too consciously poetic, the metaphors forced. While Helperin strives for Joycean epiphanies, his endings too often come off as carelessly constructed fade-outs. This is particularly true of "The Schreuderspitze" and "Martin Bayer." I agree, however, with the reader who singled out "A Vermont Tale" for praise. It stands out in this volume as a forerunner for the type of controlled symbolism Helperin will later perfect. It really is, to use a hackneyed term, a "haunting" tale.
The title-piece of this collection, "Ellis Island," was the source of my biggest let-down. The narrator, who goes by several names (as the mood hits or the situation dictates), is a thoroughly unsympathetic character, in my opinion, and I really don't believe Helperin intended him as such. The setting is turn-of-the century New York and "Moishe" (we'll call him that to avoid confusion here) arrives at Ellis Island along with a boatload of Jewish immigrants. When he is inspected, his odd demeanor causes the agent to lable him as an anarchist and he is shunted off along with other undesireables to be deported. He is saved from his situation by a red-haired Scandinavian beauty who presents herself herself at an opportune moment (for some reason couples are allowed more readily into the New World than singles). When finally ashore in New York, Moishe sets off on a series of improbable adventures (this is where the "magical realism" comes in). He has a brief affair with a "beautiful" artist's model (Helperin's characters never settle for plain-looking women)and finally beds down and settles with a "beautiful" seamstress. Finally he recalls the compact he'd made with the "beautiful", red-haired Dane and returns to Ellis Island (and here I don't want to spoil the ending for readers who haven't read it yet). Suffice it to say, however, that the ending intentionally parallels the ending of "A Vermont Tale," involving the loons. Let's also just leave off by saying that the ending didn't "work" for me and left me feeling that Moishe comes across as less than heroic, which Helperin hasn't led us to expect.
If this series of stories had been written by an author for whom I had lower expectations, I would have awarded it 4 stars. My standards were set so high by "A Soldier," however, that I had to settle on three. Definitely give his novels a try if you haven't already done so.
Yndanol
I was kept interested when I read it, but i had originally bought it for my teenaged grandkids and didn't feel it was appropriate for them young teens.
fightnight
This is a lovely, carefully crafted book. Mark Helprin is one of our finest writers.
Contancia
incredible stories!
Danskyleyn
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.
I started reading M.Halprin at WINTER'S TALE. Once read I starting buying whatever he wrote that I heard/read about it.

I feel the same way about T.C.Boyle. If you want to get hooked, start with his STORIES, @689pp of exciting, evocative
abit gritty, edgy stories which lean to West Coast adventures/characters. Great writing, smart stories, but not the near-poetic metered prose of Helprin people and lush environments.

The 4-star rating for Ellis Island, et al, was because it felt lighter, has
abit less impact than Helprin's usual shining style. Seems abit subdued.

Do check out Amazon Marketplace for the T.C.Boyle STORIES (there was no link option to link you to his work. Amazon whazup?) Boyle is truly a master author
Ellis Island and Other Stories download epub
Short Stories & Anthologies
Author: Mark Helprin
ISBN: 0156030608
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: Mariner Books; First edition (September 5, 2005)
Pages: 224 pages