➬ Pale Fire Read ➵ Author Vladimir Nabokov – Buyphenergan500.us

Pale Fire The Urbane Authority That Vladimir Nabokov Brought To Every Word He Ever Wrote, And The Ironic Amusement He Cultivated In Response To Being Uprooted And Politically Exiled Twice In His Life, Never Found Fuller Expression Than In Pale Fire Published In 1962 After The Critical And Popular Success Of Lolita Had Made Him An International Literary Figure An Ingeniously Constructed Parody Of Detective Fiction And Learned Commentary, Pale Fire Offers A Cornucopia Of Deceptive Pleasures, At The Center Of Which Is A 999 Line Poem Written By The Literary Genius John Shade Just Before His Death Surrounding The Poem Is A Foreword And Commentary By The Demented Scholar Charles Kinbote, Who Interweaves Adoring Literary Analysis With The Fantastical Tale Of An Assassin From The Land Of Zembla In Pursuit Of A Deposed King Brilliantly Constructed And Wildly Inventive, This Darkly Witty Novel Of Suspense, Literary One Upmanship, And Political Intrigue Achieves That Rarest Of Things In Literature Perfect Tragicomic Balance With An Introduction By Richard Rorty Book Jacket Status Jacketed

➬ Pale Fire  Read ➵ Author Vladimir Nabokov – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Hardcover
  • 239 pages
  • Pale Fire
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • English
  • 24 November 2017
  • 0679410775

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  1. says:

    I ForewordWith deepest sorrows, I regret to inform everyone to the death of fellow Goodreads reviewer, and my dear friend, s.penkevich While he may have departed, I, Vincent Kephes, have taken upon myself the burden of collecting his notes and the half finished reviews that he left behind in order to bestow them upon you all I am certain beyond the shadow of a doubt that, having been close with s., this is in keeping with his wishes, and although they were never overtly expressed, I knew from I ForewordWith deepest sorrows, I regret to inform everyone to the death of fellow Goodreads reviewer, and my dear friend, s.penkevich While he may have departed, I, Vincent Kephes, have taken upon ...


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    I liked this book , especially the poem.____________________________________ When I use the first person singular pronoun, I am here referring to my normal persona I have also, at various times, maintained other personas For example, between 1999 and 2001, I used to play chess regularly on the KasparovChess site under the handle swedish_chick.I find this a strange example of what makes people believe things Everyone was extremely skeptical on first meeting her but, for some reason, as soo I liked this book , especially the poem.____________________________________ When I use the first person singular pronoun, I am here referring to my normal persona I have also, at various times, maintained other personas For example, between 1999 and 2001, I used to play chess regularly on the KasparovChess site under the handle swedish_chick.I find this a strange example of what makes people believe thing...


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    Stop it Nabokov, you re making every other writer on this planet look terrible.This novel, which basically rejects every element and characteristic of our common conceptions of novels , is a masterpiece of form and structure It is a book made up entirely of footnotes In the beginning, we are presented with a poem, a 999 line poem called Pale Fire The novel part of this novel resides in the commentary and footnotes on this poem Nabokov constructs an entire narrative, complete with rounde Stop it Nabokov, you re making every other writer on this planet look terrible.This novel, which basically rejects every element and characteristic of our common conceptions of novels , is a masterpiece of form and structure It is a book made up entirely of footnotes In the beginning, we are presented with a poem, a 999 line poem called Pale Fire The novel part of this novel resides in the commentary and footnotes on this poem Nabokov constructs an entire narrative, complete with rounded characters and locations, within the line by line commentary of the poem It is wonderful I cannot sing its praises any higher Like in Lolita we are introduced to a less than admirable, unreliable narrator Charles Kinbote Slowly he begins his commentary on his friend s poem, Pale Fire However, as the footnotes pile up, we...


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    The summer night was starless and stirless, with distant spasms of silent lightning Vladimir Nabokov, Pale FireDo you enjoy reading the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Lord Byron and William Butler Yates If so, then Vladimir Nabokov might be your favorite novelist, since this master prose writer s feel for language and precision of words is equal to any of these great poets However, if you are like most readers of novels, what keeps you turning the pages isn t necessarily the p The summer night was starless and stirless, with distant spasms of silent lightning Vladimir Nabokov, Pale FireDo you enjoy reading the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Lord Byron ...


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    I ll example you with thievery The sun s a thief, and with his great attractionRobs the vast sea the moon s an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun The sea s a thief, whose liquid surge resolvesThe moon into salt tears the earth s a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stolenFrom general excrement each thing s a thief.Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, Act IV, scene IIIThis is not a regular review, and may not be for you If you stay to read, never fear, Nabokov announ I l...


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    Whoop dee doo, five stars to Mr Nabokov Do you also feel silly clicking on the ratings You throw gold stars into Pale Fire and the vanity of star ratings is exposed We here are a community trying to reclaim our authority over writers who for pages have manipulated our thoughts and beings Generals get stars, good students too, and my 2 year old every time she uses the potty Only the higher ups get to hand them out, but c mmon, is there a higher up for Nabokov Whoever can, hand him a real s Whoop dee doo, five stars to Mr Nabokov Do you also feel silly clicking on the ratings You throw gold stars into Pale Fire and the vanity of star ratings is exposed We here are a community trying to reclaim our authority over writers who for pages have manipulated our thoughts and beings Generals get stars, good students too, and my 2 year old every time she uses the potty Only the higher ups get to hand them out, but c mmon, is there a higher up for Nabokov Whoever can, hand him a real sta...


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    I loved this, especially as my copy of the book seemed to operate on a meta meta meta meta level.The book initially appears to be an unfinished poem, Pale Fire , by a dead writer named John Shade, together with a foreword, detailed commentary and index by a friend of his, Charles Kinbote.But Kinbote is less interested in the poem than he is in discussing the country of Zembla and its flamboyantly gay, deposed King It sor less apparent, as the book progresses, that Kinbote is EITHER a I loved this, especially as my copy of the book seemed to operate on a meta meta meta meta level.The book initially appears to be an unfinished poem, Pale Fire , by a dead writer named John Shade, together with a foreword, detailed commentary and index by a friend of his, Charles Kinbote.But Kinbote is less interested in the poem than he is in discussing the country of Zembla and its flamboyantly gay, deposed King It sor less apparent, as the book progresses, that Kinbote is EITHER a the Kin...


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    I was mesmerized with the planes of collision of this unusual novel We get a pompous, self serving introduction by a fictional editor to a poem, the poem itself, rendered in wonderful old fashioned lyrical verse dancing life against death, and then a commentary that twists the content of the poem and the scholar s connection to the author into an absurd dramatic framework For dessert, an index that pulls your leg in case you weren t sure It s clever, but not smug There are challenging depths I was mesmerized with the planes of collision of this unusual novel We get a pompous, self serving introduction by a fictional editor to a poem, the poem itself, rendered in wonderful old fashioned lyrical verse dancing life against death, and then a commentary that twists the content of the poem and the scholar s connection to the author into an absurd dramatic framework For dessert, a...


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    It s a well known fact that dogs have a talent for smelling far better than our own They can detect much fainter scents from much farther away What s , when a stew is cooking and all we smell is stew, they can pick out each ingredient the potatoes, carrots, beef and even the bay leaf and parsley flakes Close readers who are analogous to these super sniffers are the ones who will enjoy this book the most, I suspect No worries for the rest of us, though I m proof that this can still be It s a well known fact that dogs have a talent for smelling far better than our own They can detect much fainter scents from much farther away What s , when a stew is cooking and all we smell is stew, they can pick out each ingredient the potatoes, carrots, beef and even the bay leaf and parsley flakes Close readers who are analogous to these super sniffers are the ones who will enjoy this book the most, I suspect No worries for the rest of us, though I m proof that this can still be a good experience even if the only thing you can distinguish is stew.As must be true of most Nabokov works, this book fea...


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    Death is the termination of all biological functions that sustain a living organism Is that it No It is an eternal loss of a lively soul a sudden departure from the precious present an endless termination of familial bonds Nothing can affect anyonethan a death in one s family, especially a life purloined from us before its time Such is the memory misery of our poor, dear poet Mr.Shade, the father of the departed bride, Hazel For we die every day oblivion thrives Not on dry thighb Death is the termination of all biological functions that sustain a living organism Is that it No It is an eternal loss of a lively soul a sudden departure from the precious present an endless termina...

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