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Pale fire

An ingeniously constructed parody of detective fiction and learned commentary, at the center of Pale Fire is a 999-line poem written by the literary genius John Shade just before his death. Surrounding the poem is a foreward 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.

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  • "An ingeniously constructed parody of detective fiction and learned commentary, at the center of Pale Fire is a 999-line poem written by the literary genius John Shade just before his death. Surrounding the poem is a foreward 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."@en
  • "In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "The American poet John Shade is dead; murdered. 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?"@en
  • "The American poet John Shade is dead; murdered. His last poem, Pale Fire, is put into a book, together with a preface, a lengthy commentary and notes by Shades's editor, Charles Kinbote. Known on campus as the 'Great Beaver', Kinbote is haughty and intolerant, but also mad, bad - and even dangerous. As his wildly eccentric annotations slide into the personal and the fantastical, Kinbote reveals perhaps more than he should."
  • "A 999 line poem in heroic couplets, divided into 4 cantos, was composed--according to Nabokov's fiction--by John Francis Shade, an obsessively methodical man, during the last 20 days of his life."@en
  • ""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 foreward 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.""
  • "Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures in a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade."
  • "Nabokov's parody, half poem and half commentary on the poem, deals with the escapades of the deposed king of Zemala in a New England college town."
  • "Nabokov's parody, half poem and half commentary on the poem, deals with the escapades of the deposed king of Zemala in a New England college town."@en

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  • "Experimental fiction"@en
  • "Experimental fiction"
  • "Annotations (Provenance)"
  • "Satire"
  • "Parodies"@en
  • "Authors' annotations (Provenance)"
  • "Galley proofs (Printing)"
  • "Novel·les"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Translations"
  • "Powieść amerykańska"
  • "Translations"@en
  • "Genres littéraires"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Classic fiction (pre c 1945)"@en
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  • "Typefaces (Type evidence)"@en
  • "Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)"@en
  • "Publishers' advertisements"
  • "Page proofs (Printing)"

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  • "Pale fire"
  • "Pale fire"@en
  • "Pale fire : Novel"@en
  • "Pale fire a novel"@en
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  • "Pale fire : [a poem in four cantos]"@en
  • "Pale fire : [a poem in four cantos]"
  • "Pale Fire"
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  • "Pale fire; a novel"
  • "Pale fire; a novel"@en
  • "Pale fire : with an introductory essay by Mary McCarthy"
  • "Pale fire / Vladimir Nabokov; With an introduction by Richard Rorty"
  • "Pale fire : a novel"@en
  • "Pale fire : a novel"

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