The Urbane Authority That Vladimir Nabokov Brought To Every Word He Ever Wrote, And The Ironic Amusement He Cultivated In Response To Being Uprooted And Politically Exiled Twice In His Life, Never Found Fuller Expression Than In Pale Fire Published In After The Critical And Popular Success Of Lolita Had Made Him An International Literary Figure An Ingeniously Constructed Parody Of Detective Fiction And Learned Commentary, Pale Fire Offers A Cornucopia Of Deceptive Pleasures, At The Center Of Which Is A Line Poem Written By The Literary Genius John Shade Just Before His Death Surrounding The Poem Is A Foreword And Commentary By The Demented Scholar Charles Kinbote, Who Interweaves Adoring Literary Analysis With The Fantastical Tale Of An Assassin From The Land Of Zembla In Pursuit Of A Deposed King Brilliantly Constructed And Wildly Inventive, This Darkly Witty Novel Of Suspense, Literary One Upmanship, And Political Intrigue Achieves That Rarest Of Things In Literature Perfect Tragicomic Balance With An Introduction By Richard Rorty Book Jacket Status Jacketed
.Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin, was a Russian American novelist Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, then rose to international prominence as a master English prose stylist He also made significant contributions to lepidoptery, and had a big interest in chess problems.Nabokov s Lolita 1955 is frequently cited as his most important novel, and is at any rate his most widely known one, exhibiting the love of intricate wordplay and descriptive detail that characterized all his works.Lolita was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels Pale Fire 1962 was ranked 53rd on the same list, and his memoir, Speak, Memory 1951 , was listed eighth on the publisher s list of the 20th century s greatest nonfiction He was also a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times.
- 239 pages
- Pale Fire
- Vladimir Nabokov
- 03 April 2017 Vladimir Nabokov