Nabokov's fourth novel, The Eye is as much a farcical detective story as it is a profoundly refractive tale about the vicissitudes of identities and appearances. Nabokov's protagonist, Smurov, is a lovelorn, excruciatingly self-conscious Russian émigré living in prewar Berlin, who commits suicide after being humiliated by a jealous husband, only to suffer even greater indignities in the afterlife.
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Review: The EyeUser Review - Nicholaus Patnaude - Goodreads
Nabokov invents quite the thought-slingshot here; this little diamond cutter breaks from any form I had encountered, weaving a bizzare, microscopically-detailed metaphor for despair that draws on ... Read full review
Review: The EyeUser Review - Nay - Goodreads
It's hard to review this book without giving the twist away, even though it is pretty obvious and the general reader will get it straight away. We follow the Narrator as he kills himself, and then ... Read full review