Publish date: March 1st 2012
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Russian Literature
gboxRead (brilliantly) by Christopher LaneFrom wiki: originally published as a serial in the politicized literary journal Sovremennye zapiski during 1934. It was then published as a book in 1936, and translated to English by the author in 1937. Most copies of the 1937 English edition were destroyed ...
Just a word or so on this one—then a warning of sorts. Neither will be particularly useful, and neither should be given much weight. If your Read list is lacking an adequate Nabokov presence, if it lacks gravitas, pick this up, read it, pat yourself on the back, give it the obligatory 4 stars, and t...
early nabakov - though re-worked - lacks his characteristic "feel" -- I'll leave for another time, I guess
The first part of it was tedious. I could see Nabokov was a great writer but still, it was tedious. I struggled through first 80-90 pages and was awarded for my efforts with a brilliant second part of the book. I was actually sitting on the tube going to work, reading it and muttering to myself "Oh,...
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