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Bettie☯
Mar 06, 2014 Bettie☯ rated it really liked it
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Dec 28, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
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An intensely moving short story about a father mourning the death of his son. On Christmas Eve, a grieving father moves around the family home gathering together some of his son's effects. This leads him to discover things that he did not know about his beloved son and also to find something among his belongings that will renew his will to live.

Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899, the eldest son of an aristocratic family. Nabokov is arguably most famous for his 1
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Never before have I read such an accurate description of a father's grief for the loss of his son. Nabokov captures perfectly the silent volcanism of this man's thoughts and feelings. The author's poetic imagery is achingly beautiful. I felt, as I read, as if Nabokov were leading me pleasantly on a country path, and as we walked along, he quietly slipped a stiletto between my ribs. I love him for it, for with this simple story, he reached a place within me like no other writer before.
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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.

Nabokov's Lolita (1955) is frequently cit
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