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Paperback. Pub Date :2000-11-30 Pages: 176 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books Self-satisfied. delighting in the many fascinating quirks of his own personality. Hermann Hermann is perhaps not to be taken too seriously. But then a chance meeting with a man he believes to be his double reveals a frightening split in Hermanns nature. With shattering immediacy. Nabokov takes us into a deranged world. one full of an impudent. startling humour. dominated by the egotistical and scornful figure of a murderer who thinks himself an artist.

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He did us all an honour by electing to use, and transform, our language. (Anthony Burgess)

Nabokov can move you to laughter in the way that masters can - to laughter that is near to tears. (The Guardian)

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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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