The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (New Directions Paperbook)

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (New Directions Paperbook)

Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov's first novel in English, certainly one of his maximum and most unconsidered, with a brand new advent via Michael Dirda.

The actual lifetime of Sebastian Knight, Nabokov's first novel in English, used to be accomplished in Paris in 1938, first released by means of New instructions in 1941, reissued in 1959 to extensive severe acclaim and now relaunched back, with an appreciative advent through Pulitzer-Prize successful critic Michael Dirda.

This, the narrator tells us, is the true lifetime of well-known writer Sebastian Knight, the interior tale. After Knight's dying, his half-brother units out to penetrate the secret of the well-known English novelist's existence, yet he's impeded by way of the fake, the distorted, the beside the point. but the quest proves to be a narrative fairly as exciting as any of Sebastian Knight's personal books, as baffling, and, in spite of everything, as uniquely profitable. On one point, this literary detective tale has stinky issues to make in regards to the position of the artist in a society primarily adverse to the artistic spirit. On one other, The genuine lifetime of Sebastian Knight probes the basic challenge of the paradox of human identification: simply who was once Sebastian Knight?

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