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Nabokov's Dozen Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov's Dozen By Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov's Dozen by Vladimir Nabokov


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Nabokov's Dozen Summary

Nabokov's Dozen: Thirteen Stories by Vladimir Nabokov

Thirteen strangely wrought, ingeniously crafted stories make up Nabokov's baker's dozen. In some of these stories shadowy people pass through, cooped up by life, with nowhere to escape to. Their dreams lie stifled, smothered by routine and repetition, and frustrations lurk in all the corners. In others, elusive glimpses of fleeting happiness, which flutter away before they can be snatched, waylay their victims. Like the shimmer of the sea, the gleam of a glass caught by the sun, they sparkle brilliantly only to dissolve again.

Nabokov's Dozen Reviews

At their best they display a Lawrentian power of evocation, a Proustian depth of subtlty, sadness and loss * Sunday Times *

About Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), born in St Petersburg, exiled in Cambridge, Berlin, and Paris, became the greatest Russian writer of the first half of the twentieth century. Fleeing to the US with his family in 1940, he then became the greatest writer in English of the second half of the century, and even 'God's own novelist' (William Deresiewicz). He lived in Europe from 1959 onwards, and died in Montreux, Switzerland. All his major works - novels, stories, an autobiography, poems, plays, lectures, essays and reviews - are published in Penguin Modern Classics.

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NGR9780241302484
9780241302484
024130248X
Nabokov's Dozen: Thirteen Stories by Vladimir Nabokov
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Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2017-09-07
176
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