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Dec 17, 1989
| ISBN 9780679724506
Feb 16, 2011
| ISBN 9780307787675
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Dec 17, 1989 | ISBN 9780679724506
Feb 16, 2011 | ISBN 9780307787675
Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of desire, deceit, and deception, a curious romance set in the film world of Berlin in the 1930s.
Vladimir Nabokov studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, writing prolifically in Russian under the pseudonym Sirin. In 1940, he left France for America, where he wrote some of his greatest works—Bend Sinister (1947), Lolita (1955), Pnin (1957),… More about Vladimir Nabokov
"Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written that is, a ecstatically." — John Updike
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