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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

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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.

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The protagonist relates the life of his half-brother, the novelist Sebastian Knight, in an effort to reveal his true character

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307787583
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Nabokov, Vladimir
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19920204
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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