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Mark Helprin

The Pacific and Other Stories

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ISBN: 159420036X
Издательство: Penguin Press HC, The
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 384
Book DescriptionMark Helprin's fiction is at once so effortlessly imaginative and deeply imagined as to regularly elicit from critics comparisons to Joyce, Kafka, Poe, Mann, and others. John Gardner said of Helprin, "He moves from character to character and from culture to culture as if he'd been born and raised everywhere," and Reynolds Price wrote in The New York Times Book Review , "Such ambitious reach is almost unheard of in our short fiction." Helprin is indisputably one of the great writers of our time. And now, almost ten years since his last book, Helprin returns with The Pacific and Other Stories , a collection of sixteen stories that display the remarkable scope, incomparable wit, and deft prose that have come to be his signature. A British paratrooper jumps into occupied territory in order to reconnoiter enemy positions and direct artillery fire, but a roof breaks his fall; shattered physically and fully alone, he must decide the extent of his devotion...