|Dove of the East and Other Stories, a (1975) [Collection]|
by Mark Helprin
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The twenty stories here, many of which first appeared in the New Yorker and have since been anthologized throughout the world, are strikingly beautiful essays on enduring and universal questions: In Rome, in the hour of his death an American priest must choose between his Church and his God. An Israeli scout risks the safety and respect of his comrades in an act of transfiguring gentleness and charity. In a hot, dirty typewriter ribbon factory in the Bronx, a young man finds love. A Dutch child in a Canadian orphanage carries in her heart her love for her parents and the pain of the war. A soldier is overpowered by his days of burying the dead. A Sicilian widow meditates on the end of her family line.
- A Jew of Persia
- Because of the Waters of the Flood
- First Russian Summer
- Katrina, Katrin'
- Shooting the Bar - 1904
- Lightning North of Paris
- Mountain Dancing in Truchas
- Leaving the Church
- Katherine Comes to Yellow Sky
- Elisha Hospital
- End of the Line
- The Legitimacy of Medium Beauty
- The Home Front
- -Willis Avenue
- Elizabeth Ridinoure
- The Silver Bracelet
- On "The White Birl" by James Whistler
- Back Bay Conservatory
- A Dove of the East
Original title: A Dove of the East and Other Stories
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
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