The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (Compact Disc)
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From Vladimir Nabokov, the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and the 1950s, these sixty-eight tales fourteen of which have been translated into English for the first time - display all the shades of Nabokov s imagination. They range from sprightly fables to bittersweet tales of loss, from claustrophobic exercises in horror to a connoisseur s samplings of the table of human folly. Read as a whole, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov offers an intoxicating draft of the master s genius, his devious wit, and his ability to turn language into an instrument of ecstasy. This edition includes the newly discovered story Natasha. Sumptuous . . . glorious. The New York Times Some of the most nape-tingling prose and devilish inventions in twentieth-century letters. . . . An authentic literary event. Time"