"Transparent Things" revolves around the four visits of the hero - sullen, gawky Hugh Person - to Switzerland. Nabokov's preoccupation with the several strands of dream, memory and time is set off against the literary theorizing of the character called R.
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The darkly comic 'Transparent Things', one of Nabokov's final books, traces the bleak life of Hugh Person through murder, madness, prison and trips to Switzerland.About the Author:
Vladimir Nabokov was born in 1899 in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian émigré writers. He died in 1977.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140181717