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Novels, 1969-1974: Ada / Transparent Things / Look at the Harlequins!

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Hardcover, 825 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Library of America
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Darwin8u
Sep 10, 2013 Darwin8u rated it it was amazing
Definitely difficult to grade Nabokov with out some type of literary Logarithmic scale (a slide rule of sorts). His stars are not normal stars: they animate and twinkle different than all others. Loved theses three later classics.

DeLillo made me want to be a writer, Nabokov illuminated just how high the mountain of true art extends and intimidated the hell out of me.
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Oct 17, 2015 Claire rated it liked it
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Ahhh! Much too much - I am overwhelmed. I liked the notes in two sections - possibly by different annotators? The setting of Ada is a college in New York. The others I haven't reached.

I read through Part I of Ada or Ardor. I repeat, there is a lot here to consider. (Maybe also I'm slow at reading phonetic Russian. Then again, looking over at the Turgenev Отцы и дети I'm poking in the corner, I may be slow at reading Cyrillic, too. Then I'm not even talking about the Taoism book...)

Later, I want
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Recommends it for: those who love sentances
Transparent things. Second best Nabokov. Short and brilliant.
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Russian: Владимир Владимирович Набоков

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin, was a Russian-American novelist. Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, then rose to international prominence as a master English prose stylist. He also made significant contributions to lepidoptery and had an interest in chess problems.

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