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Pale Fire

2012-09-06 | Fiction


• Author :_Vladimir Nabokov
• Pages :_272 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0141912863
• ISBN-13 :_9780141912868

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• Description : A novel constructed around the last great poem of a fictional American poet, John Shade, and an account of his death. The poem appears in full and the narrative develops through the lengthy, and increasingly eccentric, notes by his posthumous editor. [...] by Publisher : 'Penguin UK'

Pale Fire

2011-02-16 | Fiction


• Author :_Vladimir Nabokov
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0307787656
• ISBN-13 :_9780307787651

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• Description : In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue. [...] by Publisher : 'Vintage'



• Author :_Brian Boyd
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781400823192
• ISBN-13 :_1400823196

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• Description : Pale Fire is regarded by many as Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece. The novel has been hailed as one of the most striking early examples of postmodernism and has become a famous test case for theories about reading because of the apparent impossibility of deciding between several radically different interpretations. Does the book have two narrators, as it first appears, or one? How much is fantasy and how much is reality? Whose fantasy and whose reality are they? Brian Boyd, Nabokov's biographer and hitherto the foremost proponent of the idea that Pale Fire has one narrator, John Shade, now rejects this position and presents a new and startlingly different solution that will permanently shift the nature of critical debate on the novel. Boyd argues that the book does indeed have two narrators, Shade and Charles Kinbote, but reveals that Kinbote had some strange and highly surprising help in writing his sections. In light of this interpretation, Pale Fire now looks distinctly less postmodern--and more interesting than ever. In presenting his arguments, Boyd shows how Nabokov designed Pale Fire for readers to make surprising discoveries on a first reading and even more surprising discoveries on subsequent readings by following carefully prepared clues within the novel. Boyd leads the reader step-by-step through the book, gradually revealing the profound relationship between Nabokov's ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and metaphysics. If Nabokov has generously planned the novel to be accessible on a first reading and yet to incorporate successive vistas of surprise, Boyd argues, it is because he thinks a deep generosity lies behind the inexhaustibility, complexity, and mystery of the world. Boyd also shows how Nabokov's interest in discovery springs in part from his work as a scientist and scholar, and draws comparisons between the processes of readerly and scientific discovery. This is a profound, provocative, and compelling reinterpretation of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. [...] by Publisher : 'Princeton University Press'



• Author :_Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, R. S. Gwynn
• Pages :_95 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781584234319
• ISBN-13 :_1584234318

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• Description : At the heart of Nabokov's Pale Fire beats a 999-line poem, penned by its fictional hero, John Shade. This first-ever facsimile edition of the poem shows it to be a masterpiece of American poetry, albeit by an invented persona. This box contains two booklets - the poem "Pale Fire" in a pocket edition and the book of essays by Boyd and Gwynn - as well as facsimiles of the index cards that John Shade used for composing his poem, printed as Nabokov described them. [...] by Publisher : ''



• Author :_René Alladaye
• Pages :_198 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9782356920935
• ISBN-13 :_2356920935

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• Author :_Maria Bernadette Diaz Vergara
• Pages :_104 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_OCLC:549702215

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The Eye

2013-05-02 | Fiction


• Author :_Vladimir Nabokov
• Pages :_96 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0141976446
• ISBN-13 :_9780141976440

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• Description : Smurov, a fussily self-conscious Russian tutor, shoots himself after a humiliating beating by his mistress' husband. Unsure whether his suicide has been successful or not, Smurov drifts around Berlin, observing his acquaintances, but finds he can discover very little about his own life from the opinions of his distracted, confused fellow-émigrés. Nabokov's shortest novel, The Eye is both a satirical detective story and a wonderfully layered exploration of identity, appearance and the loss of self in a world of word-play and confusion. [...] by Publisher : 'Penguin UK'

Pnin

2011-02-16 | Fiction


• Author :_Vladimir Nabokov
• Pages :_208 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0307787478
• ISBN-13 :_9780307787477

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• Description : Pnin is a professor of Russian at an American college who takes the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he cannot master. Pnin is a tireless lover who writes to his treacherous Liza: "A genius needs to keep so much in store, and thus cannot offer you the whole of himself as I do." Pnin is the focal point of subtle academic conspiracies he cannot begin to comprehend, yet he stages a faculty party to end all faculty parties forever. [...] by Publisher : 'Vintage'



• Author :_PAGE STEGNER, SELECTED
• Pages :_536 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_UCSC:32106010568209

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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Viking Adult'

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