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Bend Sinister - Vladimir Nabokov
Bend Sinister
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780809436231 (080943623X)
Publisher: Time-Life Books
Pages no: 217
Edition language: English
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4.0 Un mondo sinistro - Vladimir Nabokov
Iniziamo col dire che Un mondo sinistro non è un romanzo semplice. Non è un romanzo facile da leggere e da interpretare perché Nabokov usa volutamente uno stile confusionario (si passa dalla terza alla seconda alla prima persona) abbinato a un linguaggio che cambia in continuazione (tedesco; un idio...
riley rated it
4.0 Bend Sinister (Penguin Modern Classics)
This is pretty great overall. It appears to be a parody of the Orwell, Huxley, Koestler “topical trash” that Nabokov supposedly despised. Now, I am a fan of all that stuff, but this is still pretty dead on. Dead on both in mocking such literature and also in making the very same point as that lit...
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It's interesting to compare Bend Sinister with 1984. (Nabokov didn't much like Orwell, and thought he was a hack). Orwell's take on totalitarianism, is, roughly, that it's evil. Nabokov's is more that it's terminally stupid. Even when the rulers of the State would actually prefer to get things right...
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