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The Man From the USSR - & Other Plays - cover

The Man From the USSR - & Other Plays

Vladimir Nabokov

Translator Dmitri Nabokov

Publisher: Mariner Books

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Summary

Early dramatic works—plus two essays—by the author of Lolita and Pale Fire.   Including The Man from the USSR, The Event, The Pole, and The Grand-dad, this volume collects works for the theater written during Vladimir Nabokov’s émigré years, before his writings in English earned him worldwide fame and made him a seven-time National Book Award finalist. Also included are two of his essays on drama: “Playwriting” and “The Tragedy of Tragedy.”   Translated and with introductions by Dmitri Nabokov, this collection offers a fascinating glimpse into the work of the novelist, one of the twentieth century’s acknowledged literary geniuses.

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