Pale Fire (Compact Disc)

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By Vladimir Nabokov, Mark Vietor (Performed by), Mark Blumenfeld (Performed by)
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In "Pale Fire," Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry, one-upmanship, and political intrigue.

This centaur work, half poem, half prose is a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth.

Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the fact that it is one of the great works of art of this century. Mary McCarthy

About the Author

One of the twentieth century s master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961 he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781441872777
ISBN-10: 1441872779
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: November 20th, 2010
Language: English