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Read online The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels b Lolita Pale Fire b and b Ada or Ardor b and so many others comes a magnificent collection of stories Written between the s and s these sixty five tales eleven of which have been translated into English for the first time display all the shades of Nabokov s imagination They range from sprightly fables to bittersweet tales of loss from claustrophobic exercises in horror to a connoisseur s samplings of the table of human folly Read as a whole b The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov b offers and intoxicating draft of the master s genius his devious wit and his ability to turn language into an instrument of ecstasy .

The wood sprite Russian spoken here Sounds Wingstroke Gods A matter of chance The seaport Revenge Beneficence Details of a sunset The thunderstorm La veneziana Bachmann The dragon Christmas A letter that never reached Russia The fight The return of Chorb A guide to Berlin A nursery tale Terror Razor The passenger The doorbell An affair of honor The Christmas story The potato elf The aurelian A dashing fellow A bad day The visit to the museum A busy man Terra incognita The reunion Lips to lips Orache Music Perfection The admiralty spire The Leonardo In memory of L I Shigaev The circle A Russian beauty .

eaking the news Torpid smoke Recruiting A slice of life Spring in Fialta Cloud castle lake Tyrants destroyed Lik Mademoiselle O Vasiliy Shishkov Ultima Thule Solus Rex The assistant producer That in aleppo once A forgotten poet Time and ebb Conversation piece Signs and symbols First love Scenes from the life of a double monster The Vane sisters Lance by Vladimir Nabokov

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The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
Title:The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
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Number of Pages:685
Category:Literature, Russia, American, Short stories, Fiction
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Pnin, The Luzhin Defense, Speak, Memory, Invitation to a Beheading, Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, Laughter in the Dark, Lolita, Despair, Pale Fire, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday b Ada or Ardor b is one of Nabokov s greatest masterpieces the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist It tells a love story troubled by incest But more it is also at once a fairy tale epic philosophical treatise on the nature of time parody of the history of the novel and erotic catalogue b Ada or Ardor b is no less than the supreme work of an imagination at white heat br br This is the first American edition to include the extensive and ingeniously sardonic appendix by the author written under the anagrammatic pseudonym Vivian Darkbloom, One of the best loved of Nabokov s novels i Pnin i features his funniest and most heart rending character Professor Timofey Pnin is a haplessly disoriented Russian migr precariously employed on an American college campus in the s Pnin struggles to maintain his dignity through a series of comic and sad misunderstandings all the while falling victim both to subtle academic conspiracies and to the manipulations of a deliberately unreliable narrator br br Initially an almost grotesquely comic figure Pnin gradually grows in stature by contrast with those who laugh at him Whether taking the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he has not mastered or throwing a faculty party during which he learns he is losing his job the gently preposterous hero of this enchanting novel evokes the reader s deepest protective instinct br br Serialized in i The New Yorker i and published in book form in i Pnin i brought Nabokov both his first National Book Award nomination and hitherto unprecedented popularity, Once upon a time there lived in Berlin Germany a man called Albinus He was rich respectable happy one day he abandoned his wife for the sake of a youthful mistress he loved was not loved and his life ended in disaster Thus begins Vladimir Nabokov s Laughter in the Dark this the author tells us is the whole story except that he starts from here with his characteristic dazzling skill and irony and brilliantly turns a fable into a chilling original novel of folly and destruction Amidst a Weimar era milieu of silent film stars artists and aspirants Nabokov creates a merciless masterpiece as Albinus an aging critic falls prey to his own desires to his teenage mistress and to Axel Rex the scheming rival for her affections who finds his greatest joy in the downfall of others Published first in Russian as Kamera Obskura in this book appeared in Nabokov s own English translation six years later This New Directions edition based on the text as Nabokov revised it in features a new introduction by Booker Prize winner John Banville, A chilling story of obsession and madness Luzhin a distracted withdrawn boy takes up chess as a refuge from everyday life As he rises to grandmaster the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality as he moves inexorably towards madness