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By Leving, Yuri; Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich; Banville, John

Due to the fact its first e-book in 1948, considered one of Vladimir Nabokovs shortest brief tales, indicators and emblems, has generated possibly extra interpretations and significant appraisal than the other that he wrote. it's been known as one of many maximum brief tales ever written and a triumph of economic climate and strength, minute realism and shimmering secret (Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: the yankee Years). half and parcel of a Read more...

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The telephone rang. It was an unusual hour for their telephone to ring. His left slipper had come off and he groped for it with his heel and toe as he stood in the middle of the room, and childishly, toothlessly, gaped at his wife. Having more English than he did, it was she who attended to calls. “Can I speak to Charlie,” said a girl’s dull little voice. “What number you want? No. ” The receiver was gently cradled. Her hand went to her old tired heart. “It frightened me,” she said. He smiled a quick smile and immediately resumed his excited monologue.

No doctors, no doctors,” he moaned, “To the devil with doctors! We must get him out of there quick. Otherwise we’ll be responsible. ” he repeated and hurled himself into a sitting position, both feet on the floor, thumping his forehead with his clenched fist. ” “I would like some tea,” said her husband and retired to the bathroom. Bending with difficulty, she retrieved some playing cards and a photograph or two that had slipped from the couch to the floor: knave of hearts, nine of spades, ace of spades, Elsa and her bestial beau.

His book, Degeneration (1892; Russian translation 1893), was concerned with the pathology of artistic 34 Anatomy of a Short Story production, whereby the very act of creation results in the release of vapors that are both the source of creative fantasy and the result of physical illness. Henrik Ibsen, Oscar Wilde, Paul-Marie Verlaine, Charles Baudelaire, Richard Wagner, and many others fell into his purview. Nordau’s goal was to stigmatize these cultural figures as perverted and sick. The key assertion was that not only the art, but also the artist, was degenerate, depicted as a dangerous spokesmen for the world of the debauched fin de siècle, nourishing a neurotic audience with artistic delusions.

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