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In the three long tales in this collection, Yasunari Kawabata examines the boundaries between fantasy and reality in the minds of three lonely men. House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories is a piercing examination of sexuality and human psychology.

From their first encounter in 1923, Vladimir Nabokov’s letters to Véra Slonim chronicle a half-century-long love story, one that is playful, romantic, and memorable. This delightful volume is enhanced by twenty-one photographs, as well as facsimiles of the letters and the puzzles and drawings Vladimir often sent to Véra.

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