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Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
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Mar 10, 1992 | ISBN 9780679410775

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“This centaur-work, half poem, half prose…is a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth. Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the fact that it is one of the great works of art of this century.” —Mary McCarthy, The New Republic

“As a literary tour de force it surpasses anything else Mr. Nabokov has done.” —Atlantic Monthly

“Scintillating, brilliantly inventive…[Pale Fire] has almost as many layers of meaning as an artichoke has petals.” —Commonwealth

“Of all [Nabokov’s] inventions, Pale Fire is the wildest, the funniest and the most earnest. It is like nothing on God’s earth.” —New York Herald Tribune

“A monstrous, witty, intricately entertaining work…done with dazzling skill.” —Time

“Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically.” —John Updike

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