Laughter in the Dark (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of desire, deceit, and deception, a curious romance set in the film world of Berlin in the 1930s.


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Laughter in the dark

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Published in Russian in 1932, the novel was translated into English by Nabokov himself in 1938. This edition, however, is based on the author�s revised 1960 text. Nabokov again offers one ... Read full review

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Not able to find the exact word to describe this read, fumbling about trying to trace about how it went and I'm unable to, not yet at least. Such a strange and a hilarious lil' book. Also, no wonder ... Read full review

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Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), one of the 20th century's greatest writers in both Russian and English, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and spent his adult life in Germany, France, the United States, and Switzerland. In addition to his literary work, he was a passionate lepidopterist and chess player. His books include Lolita, Pale Fire, The Real Light of Sebastian Knight, Laughter in the Dark, and many more.

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