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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (564 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vladimir Nabokov Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Focusing on the central figures of his life—his four wives, his books, and his muse, Dementia—the book leads us to suspect that the fictions Vadim has created as an author have crossed the line between his life’s work and his life itself, as the worlds of reality and literary invention grow increasingly indistinguishable.

Nabokov's last novel, an ironic look at the Janus-like relationship between fiction and reality.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elliott | 1/29/2014

    " LatH! LatH! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave Holcomb | 1/6/2014

    " Fun, as always. Nabokov's pompous, self-indulgent and self-absorbed academics and novelists are so obviously based on himself that it's hard not to like both him and them. This book purports to be an autobiography, but whether of Nabokov (as Nabokov) or of one of his literary stunt-doubles is not clear. I enjoyed the romp through Vadim's life, whoever the hell he is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alex | 11/22/2013

    " I didn't read this book during my big Nabokov phase several years ago, and I had really missed out--it's fantastic, easily as good as some of Nabokov's best (such as Pnin). I'm not quite sure how much I would've gotten out of it had I not read most of Nabokov's books already and been very familiar with his life (from the grad Nabokov class I took); the parallels and mirrorings between the narrator and Nabokov were delightful and sometimes somewhat obscure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jennifer | 11/19/2013

    " This book follows the failed marriages of Vadim Vadimovich, his strange ailment (the inability to retrace his steps in dreams) and his books. This book is filled with stunning descriptions, courage and devotion to art and literature and offers an intense and instructive look at a peculiar artist, both Vadimovich and Nabokov himself. "

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