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									Mark HelprinMark Helprin
A conservative commentator who has served in the Israeli army may not seem the likeliest source of whimsy, but Mark Helprin's tales are written from the soul of a poet. Soldiers and burglars figure prominently in his work, but the stories are not tales of intrigue; they focus more on love, morality and far-flung travels.

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Fact File

Name:
Mark Helprin
Current Home:
Upstate New York
Date of Birth:
June 28, 1947
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
A.B., Harvard University, 1969; A.M., 1972. Postgraduate study at Oxford University, 1976-77.





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								Winter's Tale, Author: 
								Mark Helprin.

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Winter's Tale
by Mark Helprin
A burglar finds himself flung one century into the future in this 1983 bestseller. It's a big, broad, sweeping fantastical work of such shimmering beauty, clarity, and exhilarating use of language that the "inner eye is stunned," Publishers Weekly wrote.

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								A Soldier of the Great War, Author: 
								Mark Helprin.
*  Refiner's Fire; The Life and Adventures of Marshall Pearl, a Foundling (1977)
*  Winter's Tale (1983)
*  A Soldier of the Great War (1991)
*  Memoir From Antproof Case (1995)
*  The Pacific and Other Stories (2004)
*  Freddy and Fredericka (2005)

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Helprin's Latest

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								Freddy and Fredericka, Author: 
								Mark Helprin.

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Freddy and Fredericka
by Mark Helprin
Freddy and Fredericka will ascend the English throne only if they reacquire the American colonies and become noble spirits in an ignoble age. Helprin's latest work, an extraordinarily funny allegory of a most peculiar British royal family, is immensely mocking of contemporary monarchy and yet deeply sympathetic to the individuals caught in its lonely absurdities.

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