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The Resource Paris in the present tense, by Mark Helprin

Paris in the present tense, by Mark Helprin

Label
Paris in the present tense
Title
Paris in the present tense
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Helprin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist a third his age. He forges a denouement that is staggering in its humanity, elegance, and truth
  • Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour--a maitre at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust--must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present. In the midst of what should be an effulgent time of life--days bright with music, family, rowing on the Seine--Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist a third his age. Against the backdrop of an exquisite and knowing vision of Paris and the way it can uniquely shape a life, he forges a denouement that is staggering in its humanity, elegance, and truth. In the intoxicating beauty of its prose and emotional amplitude of its storytelling, Mark Helprin's Paris in the Present Tense is a soaring achievement, a deep, dizzying look at a life through the purifying lenses of art and memory
Cataloging source
DLC
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Helprin, Mark
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Basic
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  • Terminally ill children
  • Families
  • Paris (France)
  • Large type books
  • FICTION / General
  • Large type books
  • Families
  • Terminally ill children
  • France
Label
Paris in the present tense, by Mark Helprin
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1010588273
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
635 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847463
Lccn
2017049156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1010588273
Label
Paris in the present tense, by Mark Helprin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1010588273
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
635 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847463
Lccn
2017049156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1010588273

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