Paris in the Present Tense: A Novel (Paperback)

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At heart a "romancer" of the medieval variety, Helprin here delivers with panache a difficult, larger-than-life, great-hearted quest novel.  His trademark penchants for oddball humor and tall-tale adventuring are tightly focused, and perhaps in no other novel does his unabashed devotion to the Ideal and to Beauty shine with more intensity.  Finishing this novel, I was troubled by Helprin's delicate, surgical prick to the heart (and, yes, I knew it was coming). But at the same time, for some hours I floated a few inches above the ground, buoyed by the aesthetic generosity, the irrepressible vision of this novel, the banquet of its gifts.

— From Adam

Product Details
ISBN: 9781468316681
ISBN-10: 1468316680
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: November 6th, 2018
Pages: 400
Language: English