Memoir from Antproof Case

Paperback | July 15, 2007

byMark Helprin

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An old American who lives in Brazil is writing his memoirs. An English teacher at the naval academy, he is married to a woman young enough to be his daughter and has a little son whom he loves. He sits in a mountain garden in Niteroi, overlooking the ocean.As he reminisces and writes, placing the pages carefully in his antproof case, we learn that he was a World War II ace who was shot down twice, an investment banker who met with popes and presidents, and a man who was never not in love. He was the thief of the century, a murderer, and a protector of the innocent. And all his life he waged a valiant, losing, one-man battle against the world's most insidious enslaver: coffee.Mark Helprin combines adventure, satire, flights of transcendence, and high comedy in this memoir" of a man whose life reads like the song of the twentieth century. "

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An old American who lives in Brazil is writing his memoirs. An English teacher at the naval academy, he is married to a woman young enough to be his daughter and has a little son whom he loves. He sits in a mountain garden in Niteroi, overlooking the ocean.As he reminisces and writes, placing the pages carefully in his antproof case, w...

MARK HELPRIN is the acclaimed author of Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Freddy and Fredericka, The Pacific, Ellis Island, Memoir from Antproof Case, and numerous other works. His novels are read around the world, translated into over twenty languages.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.04 × 5.36 × 1 inPublished:July 15, 2007Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0156032007

ISBN - 13:9780156032001

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has always been in my Top 10 This is an old favorite. I love coffee and yet I love this book (the protagonist carries out a one-man battle against the tyrannical bean of death). Beautifully written, insightful at times and absolutely laugh-out-loud funny. It's a very unique novel and I can't quite come up with an appropriate comparison. I'm glad to see it's being re-released and hope it sells a million copies. I've recommended it to a number of friends and no one has been disappointed.
Date published: 2007-04-02

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PRAISE FOR MEMOIR FROM ANTPROOF CASEA prize performance . . . A funny, extravagant, prodigal piece of writing . . . rapturous and melancholy . . . its power never flags." - THE NEW YORK TIMES"Splendidly entertaining . . . Joyce and Nabokov could produce verbal astonishments as readily. Not many others come to mind." - TIME "