Look at the Harlequins!

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 6, 2012 - Fiction - 224 pages
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'Look at the harlequins ... Play! Invent the world! Invent reality.' In the final novel published in Nabokov's lifetime, this is the childhood advice given by an aunt to Russian born writer Vadim Vadimovich, who emigrates to England, then Paris, then Germany and then the US, and, now dying, reconstructs his past. He remembers Iris, his first wife, Annette his long-necked typist and Bel his daughter, as well as his own bizarre 'numerical nimbus syndrome'.

Part of a major new series of the works of Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita and Pale Fire, in Penguin Classics.

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I feel a bit guilty for rating a Vladimir Nabokov book anything less than three stars, but I can reassure myself by saying a two-star review for VN is roughly the same as a four-star review for any ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Vladimir Nabokov was born in 1899 in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian émigré writers. He died in 1977.

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