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Vladimir Nabokov, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

· 1 January 1992 |  by Janantoon
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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Vladimir Nabokov

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taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Penguin
eerste editie:
gedrukt: 1978
verworven: 1992
bindwijze: paperback
isbn: 0140097996
verworven via: GBG

Spurred on by admiration for his novelist half-brother and irritation at the biography written about him by Mr Goodman — “his slapdash and very misleading book” — the narrator sets out to record Sebastian Knight’s life as he understands it. But buried amid the extensive quoting, digressions, seeming explanations and digs, Sebastian’s erratic and troubled persona remains as elusive as ever.
Nabokov’s first novel written in English, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is a nuanced, enigmatic potrayal of the conflict between the real and the unreal, and the futile quest for human truth. This book is part of my personal canon.

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