The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

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by Vladimir Nabokov
     
 

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A perversely, magical, literary detective story about the mysterious life of the famous writer, a biography as it were, narrated by his half brother.  See more details below

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A perversely, magical, literary detective story about the mysterious life of the famous writer, a biography as it were, narrated by his half brother.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this novel, first published in 1959, a man plumbs the life of the writer who was his half brother. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811206440
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/1959
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), one of the 20th century's greatest writers in both Russian and English, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and spent his adult life in Germany, France, the United States, and Switzerland. In addition to his literary work, he was a passionate lepidopterist and chess player. His books include Lolita, Pale Fire, The Real Light of Sebastian Knight, Laughter in the Dark, and many more.

Michael Dirda, who won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism at theWashington Post Book World, is the author ofAn Open Book,Bound to Please, andReadings: Essays and Literary Entertainments. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 23, 1899
Date of Death:
July 2, 1977
Place of Birth:
St. Petersburg, Russia
Place of Death:
Montreux, Switzerland
Education:
Trinity College, Cambridge, 1922

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