Pale Fire

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Pale Fire

By Vladimir Nabokov; Mark Vietor (Performed by); Mark Blumenfeld (Performed by)

Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781441872777

Publication Date: November 20, 2010


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, one-upmanship, and political intrigue.

This centaur work, half poem, half prose is a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth.

Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the fact that it is one of the great works of art of this century. Mary McCarthy