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Nabokov's Dozen

Nabokov's Dozen

by Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher Heinemann

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Thirteen strangely wrought, ingeniously crafted stories make up Nabokov's baker's dozen. In some of these stories shadowy people pass through, cooped up by life, with nowhere to escape to. Their dreams lie stifled, smothered by routine and repetition, and frustrations lurk in all the corners. In others, elusive glimpses of fleeting happiness, which flutter away before they can be snatched, waylay their victims. Like the shimmer of the sea, the gleam of a glass caught by the sun, they sparkle brilliantly only to dissolve again.

Including: Spring in Fialta, A Forgotten Poet, First Love, Signs and Symbols, The Assistant Producer, The Aurelian, Cloud Castle Lake, Conversation Piece 1945, That in Aleppo Once, Time and Ebb, Scenes from the Life of a Double Monster, Mademoiselle O and Lance

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About the Author

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was born on April 23, 1899, in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Nabokov household was trilingual, and as a young man, he studied Slavic and romance languages at Trinity College, Cambridge, taking his honors degree in 1922. For the next eighteen years he lived in Berlin and Paris, writing prolifically in Russian under the pseudonym Sirin and supporting himself through translations, lessons in English and tennis, and by composing the first crossword puzzles in Russian. In 1925 he married Vera Slonim, with whom he had one child, a son, Dmitri. Having already fled Russia and Germany, Nabokov became a refugee once more in 1940, when he was forced to leave France for the United States. There he taught at Wellesley, Harvard, and Cornell. He also gave up writing in Russian and began composing ficticvbn ral books of criticism. Vladimir Nabokov died in Montreux, Switzerland, in 1977.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Very good first edition, In a good unclipped dust jacket with slight foxing on the page block and dust jacket with slight wear and chipping to spine.

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