“Pale Fire” by Vladimir Nabokov was first published in 1962. It is a postmodern novel. In the opening of the novel there is a 999 line poem which is titled “Pale Fire” written by the fictional John Shade.
There is a lengthy forward and long commentary by a neighbour and academic colleague of John Shade. The name of the colleague is Charles Kinbote.
All these elements are combined to form a narrative which has both authors as central characters.
Literature Help: Pale Fire
Chapter Two: Structure of the Novel
Chapter Three: Plot Summary
Chapter Four: Characters
Chapter Five: Complete Summary
Kinbote’s Commentary on “Pale Fire”
Chapter Six: Critical Analysis