Look at the Harlequins!

Look at the Harlequins!

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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 beautiful hardback series of the works of Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita and Pale Fire, in Penguin Classics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 28mm | 358.34g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141197153
  • 9780141197159
  • 343,786

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He did us all an honour by electing to use, and transform, our language -- Anthony Burgess
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About Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century, as well as a translator and lepidopterist. His works include, from the Russian novels, The Luzhin Defense and The Gift; from the English novels, Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire and Ada; the autobiographical Speak, Memory; translations of Alice in Wonderland into Russian and Eugene Onegin into English; and lectures on literature. All of the fiction and Speak, Memory are published in Penguin.
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