The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

ISBN: 0679729976

ISBN 13: 9780679729976

Publication Date: December 09, 1996

Publisher: Vintage

Pages: 685

Format: Paperback

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

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From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories.
Written between the 1920s and 1950s, 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, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov 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 --
Breaking 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, 1945 --
Signs and symbols --
First love --
Scenes from the life of a double monster --
The Vane sisters --
Lance.

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