Tag Archives: Vladimir Nabokov

Book Review: The Defense

The Defense, by Vladimir Nabokov This particular book is an excellent one, and is evidence of the way that Nabokov manages to take characters who are highly sympathetic and then puts them through misery.  There are some authors that like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Original Of Laura (Dying Is Fun)

The Original Of Laura (Dying Is Fun):  A Novel In Fragments, by Vladimir Nabokov Apparently the author of this book wanted the fragment destroyed but his wife and then his son were unwilling to destroy even a fragmentary masterpiece from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pale Fire

Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov There are some writers whose creativity is so great and whose way of writing and thinking are so elusive that they become classic authors of all-time works without others being able to get a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Invitation To A Beheading

Invitation To A Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov Although many have labeled this strange work of magical realism as Kafkaesque, that is not an entirely just comparison.  To be sure, this book is strange and its protagonist, Cincinnatus, is seemingly trapped … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pnin

Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov Pnin is is a deceptively short novel full of larger importance.  Like the Gospel of John, it is a short work that reminds the reader both explicitly and implicitly that if all that was written could … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tragedy Of Morn

The Tragedy Of Morn, by Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov was both a very expansive writer and one who had a few themes that he liked to tackle in his writing over and over again [1].  He is someone whose writing … Continue reading

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