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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - heart77 - LibraryThing
I've had trouble reading most of Nabokov's novels because they are so ridiculously long. I know it's unprofessional, but I have a short attention span and bad eyesight. But The Eye was one book I ... Read full review
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In the Berlin of 1925 a Russian emigré, one Smurov, accosted and humiliated by a jealous husband, goes home and shoots himself. What follows is the story of his bifurcated, pseudo-afterlife. As if he ... Read full review