One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Nabokov's "King, Queen, Knave"

Tiring of De Quincey (for now), waiting for a new Coetzee, so I picked up (e-picked) one of the few Nabokov texts I've yet to read.

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King, Queen, Knave is a novel written by Vladimir Nabokov (under his pen name V. Sirin), while living in Berlin and sojourning at resorts in the Baltic in 1928. It was published as Король, дама, валеT (Korol', dama, valet) in Russian in October of that year; the novel was translated into English by the author's son Dmitri Nabokov (with significant changes made by the author) in 1968, forty years after its Russian debut.

[From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King,_Queen,_Knave]
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