Laughter in the Dark
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing
As the narrator of Laughter in the Dark notes, “although there is plenty of space on a gravestone to contain…a man’s life, detail is always welcome.” Here the details of the life and death of Albert ... Read full review
Laughter in the darkUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Published in Russian in 1932, the novel was translated into English by Nabokov himself in 1938. This edition, however, is based on the author├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs revised 1960 text. Nabokov again offers one ... Read full review