The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

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New Directions Publishing, 1959 - Fiction - 205 pages
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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.
  

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Also, there is rich humor, and wonderful puns. - Goodreads
And then, that famous Nabokovian prose... - Goodreads
Some of my favourite writing is by Nabokov. - Goodreads
He isn't so much writing a novel as drawing you a map. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

This is probably the most beautiful Nabokov novel I've read (and it's up there with his most poignant short stories, too). Many passages left me rather stunned. The trickery, obscurity, and general ... Read full review

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User Review  - Renee - Goodreads

Interesting and quick read. Quite a bit different than Lolita, so I'll certainly have to check out more Nabokov. Particularly liked this passage for some reason, "He wandered on talking to himself ... Read full review

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Section 1
91
Section 2
149
Section 3
213
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About the author (1959)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nobokov was born April 22, 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russia to a wealthy family. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. When he left Russia, he moved to Paris and eventually to the United States in 1940. He taught at Wellesley College and Cornell University. Nobokov is revered as one of the great American novelists of the 20th Century. Before he moved to the United States, he wrote under the pseudonym Vladimir Serin. Among those titles, were Mashenka, his first novel and Invitation to a Beheading. The first book he wrote in English was The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. He is best know for his work Lolita which was made into a movie in 1962. In addition to novels, he also wrote poetry and short stories. Nabokov died July 2, 1977.

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