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Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
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Mar 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: novels, poetry
Read from March 20 to April 22, 2012

My review: http://isak.typepad.com/isak/2012/04/...

Nabokov is at play with the idea of "farther gone" in his rendering of Kinbote, conflating physical distance (real and imagined, cultivated and accidental) with the "place" of reality to illustrate the relativity, or inexactness, of both notions: a particularly potent idea for the story of a poet who uses an old-school literary form to relay his biography; and for the literary enthusiast who wishes his own "truth" to be told through the artful (and I mean "artful" in both its meanings) form of poetry.
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Albertine very curious to hear what you think of this.


Anna Albertine wrote: "very curious to hear what you think of this."

I noticed you didn't much like it! I'm interested to hear why.


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