The book traces the evolution of Vladimir Nabokov's prose fiction from the 1920s to the late 1930s, when he reached full maturity as a writer.
Table of Contents
1. The quest of the other
2. Altering the themes of life
3. The evil differentiation of shadows
4. A fondness for the mask
5. Dimming the bliss of Narcissus
6. The struggle for autonomy
7. The transforming rays of creative
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