Tag Archives: Winter’s Tale

Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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Review: Winter’s Tale (2014)

If you’ve been reading me for a while, then you know my feelings about Mark Helprin’s book. So the film pained me. It doesn’t get one bit of it right. Colin Farrell is actually playing the right story, its subtext … Continue reading

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9:30 a.m.

It was cold and silvery, the sunlight having not burned off the fog. Everything had a shimmer to it, the city looked like a mirage. I happened to have my camera (my good camera, not my phone) in the car. … Continue reading

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Winter’s Tale, by Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale works as a philosophical contemplation of hard-to-grasp ephemeral things as: time, winter, the growth of cities, love, death, progress, language, machines. It is also a story about New York, at the turn of two centuries (and … Continue reading

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On the intense periphery

I started to read Mark Helprin’s masterpiece Winter’s Tale, and had to put it down, since my ability to take in fiction had already started to wane. However, there has been a bit of a seachange lately, and I happened … Continue reading

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The Changeability Of Manhattan: Winter’s Tale, by Mark Helprin

I’m reading Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin. Mitchell raved about it to me (before ABANDONING ME, that is), using the words fin de siecle and ancien regime in his ravings, which means 1. Mitchell is an asshole (but at least … Continue reading

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