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Mark Helprin's Appreciation of Winter

In many ways, technology has allowed us to conquer mother nature. With things like cars, insulation, and air conditioning, we have largely overcome the difficulties that nature can present. This is one of the reasons I love winter: it is one of the few times when a lot of snow (and this year, ice) can occasionally get the better of us and force us to put life on hold for a day. 

In tomorrow's Wall Street Journal, Mark Helprin offers a beautiful appreciation of winter. It is another fine read that is reminiscent of his novel A Soldier of the Great War. (Though I am most fond of his three book trilogy of the story of Swan Lake, which he recently released as one volume in A Kingdom Far and Clear.)

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To say nothing of the beauty that imbues every page of Helprin's "Winter's Tale," a novel that revels in the clarity and immensity of a nearly unending winter.

Thank you for mentioning that trilogy, Roger, I hadn't heard of it before now.

"A City in Winter", too . . . great for kids!

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