NABOKV-L post 0018842, Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:48:43 EST

Re: REVIEW: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight ...
A good short review of/introduction to the novel. This was VN's first
novel written in English, and I think it reveals a lot about the state of mind
of a writer who was forced by circumstances to change languages in
mid-career, an unprecedented metamorphosis as far as I know. The novel also
introduces some of the metafictional techniques that VN pioneered long before others
attempted them.

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