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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov
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Spurred on by admiration for his novelist half-brother and irritation at the biography written about him by Mr Goodman, the narrator, V, sets out to record Sebastian Knight's life as he understands it. But buried amid the extensive quoting, digressions, seeming explanations and meaningful digs at Mr Goodman, Sebastian's erratic and troubled persona remains as elusive as ever. As does the narrator's. Do they exist or are they an illusion? In the unresolved confusion between the real and unreal there are no answers, for this is a book that defies summing up in its quest for human truth.

Author Biography

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was born in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian emigre writers.
Release date NZ
March 29th, 2001
Contributor
Afterword by John Lanchester
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
192
Dimensions
129x198x11
ISBN-13
9780141185996
Product ID
1661772

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