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Pale Fire The American Poet John Shade Is Dead His Last Poem, Pale Fire , Is Put Into A Book, Together With A Preface, A Lengthy Commentary And Notes By Shade S Editor, Charles Kinbote Known On Campus As The Great Beaver , Kinbote Is Haughty, Inquisitive, Intolerant, But Is He Also Mad, Bad And Even Dangerous As His Wildly Eccentric Annotations Slide Into The Personal And The Fantastical, Kinbote Reveals Perhaps Than He Should BeNabokov S Darkly Witty, Richly Inventive Masterpiece Is A Suspenseful Whodunit, A Story Of One Upmanship And Dubious Penmanship, And A Glorious Literary ConundrumPart Of A Major New Series Of The Works Of Vladimir Nabokov, Author Of Lolita And Pale Fire, In Penguin Classics


About the Author: Vladimir Nabokov

.Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin, was a Russian American novelist Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, then rose to international prominence as a master English prose stylist He also made significant contributions to lepidoptery, and had a big interest in chess problems.Nabokov s Lolita 1955 is frequently cited as his most important novel, and is at any rate his most widely known one, exhibiting the love of intricate wordplay and descriptive detail that characterized all his works.Lolita was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels Pale Fire 1962 was ranked 53rd on the same list, and his memoir, Speak, Memory 1951 , was listed eighth on the publisher s list of the 20th century s greatest nonfiction He was also a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times.



10 thoughts on “Pale Fire

  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 w


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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 ske


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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 constr


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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


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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 st


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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 s or less apparent, as the book progresses,


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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 ca


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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 ch


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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 b


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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 anyone than 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 thighbones but


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