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Vladimir Nabokov’s “The Luzhin Defence”

“The Luzhin Defense,” Vladimir Nabokov’s third novel, is a wild, energetic story about one man’s singular obsession with chess and how, in two hundred and fifty pages, it eats him from the inside. “Being born in this world is hardly … Continue reading

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Vladimir Nabokov’s “The Eye”

What may escape many readers, given the subject matter of the Russian master Vladimir Nabokov, is the fact that his fourth novel: “The Eye,” is a supremely funny as well as haunting work. Following the self-shooting of the narrator: a … Continue reading

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