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The Real Life of Sebastian Knightby Vladimir Nabokov
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Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically. — John Updike
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is a perversely magical literary detectivestory — subtle, intricate, leading to a tantalizing climax — about the mysterious life of a famous writer. Many people knew things about Sebastian Knight as a distinguished novelist, but probably fewer than a dozen knewof the two love affairs that so profoundly influenced his career, the second one in such a disastrous way. After Knight's death, his half brother sets out to penetrate the enigma of his life, starting with a few scantyclues in the novelist's private papers. His search proves to be a story as intriguing as any of his subject's own novels, as baffling, and, in the end, as uniquely rewarding.
From theTrade Paperback edition.
The protagonist relates the life of his half-brother, the novelist Sebastian Knight, in an effort to reveal his true character
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