Monday, May 14, 2012

Vladimir Nabokov - Pale Fire

Interesting Nadja discussion tonight--thanks for attending!  Next month, Vincent's request, Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov.  I've never read anything by him, so the only information I can divulge is that I'm basically jazzed about the whole operation.  Discussion is on June 10th at 7 PM.

In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue.