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Lectures on Literature by Vladimir Nabokov
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Jun 23, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended to Sandy by: Bob, who else!
Recommended for: english lit fans
Read in January, 2008

This book was like taking a self study course in english lit by one of the world's best writers. You feel like you are sitting in on Nabakov's eng lit classes at Cornell. These are a series of his lectures on writers such as Kafka, Proust, Flaubert, Joyce. Nabakov dissects the novel, using diagrams and sketches to illuminate why these are some of the best novels in literature. It made me immediately want to reread these great classics after reading Nabakov's take on why they are so good.

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