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Bend Sinister The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state It is first and foremost a compelling narrative about a civilized man and his child caught up in the tyranny of a police state Professor Adam Krug, the country s foremost philosopher, offers the only hope of resistance to Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man In a folly of bureaucratic bungling and ineptitude, the government attempts to co opt Krug s support in order to validate the new regime


About the Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Russian.Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin, was a Russian American novelist Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, then rose to international prominence as a master English prose stylist He also made significant contributions to lepidoptery, and had a big interest in chess problems.Nabokov s Lolita 1955 is frequently cited as his most important novel, and is at any rate his most widely known one, exhibiting the love of intricate wordplay and descriptive detail that characterized all his works.Lolita was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels Pale Fire 1962 was ranked 53rd on the same list, and his memoir, Speak, Memory 1951 , was listed eighth on the publisher s list of the 20th century s greatest nonfiction He was also a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times.



10 thoughts on “Bend Sinister

  1. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    This novel is an early work by Nabokov, published in 1947, eight years before Lolita It was published at a time when, the Editor s Preface tells us, Nabokov was acquiring a reputation among discerning readers The title comes f


  2. Manny Manny says:

    It s interesting to compare Bend Sinister with 1984 Nabokov didn t much like Orwell, and thought he was a hack Orwell s take on totalitarianism, is, roughly, that it s evil Nabokov s isthat it s terminally stupid Even when the r


  3. Paquita Maria Sanchez Paquita Maria Sanchez says:

    Beautiful, then grueling The first half is stellar, the second half simultaneously disturbingly fascinating and immensely frustrating Jogging the last lap of the book feels like running with a ferocious wind beating against you, l


  4. nostalgebraist nostalgebraist says:

    TheNabokov I read, theI feel that he wrote a set of three very good novels that make sense as novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada and that everything outside that central trilogy consists ofunformed, less intelligible versions of the


  5. Ian "Marvin" Graye Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

    Sinistral JestSeveral GR reviews call this novel a mess I think this is an understatement I d go as far as to call it a quagmire It takes just 200 pages to bog the reader down, although the process starts and succeeds much earlier tha


  6. Szplug Szplug says:

    Yeah, I don t have any idea what to say here So much beautiful writing that time and again I wanted to freeze the moment and savor against the lengthening shadows the sublime and playful wit that infuses this silky, slinky prose, the ar


  7. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    Nothing on earth really matters, there is nothing to fear, and death is but a question of style, a mere literary device, a musical resolutionVladimir Nabokov, Bend Sinister My bookshelf is growing bigger every day with new fantastic fairy


  8. Libbie Hawker (L.M. Ironside) Libbie Hawker (L.M. Ironside) says:

    Let me get this out of the way first I have a lot of respect for 1984 It s a good book It s a great book, in fact George Orwell was a master at his craft.But Bend Sinister is so amazing, so delicious and so emotionally deep that as good as


  9. Anthony Vacca Anthony Vacca says:

    And here s Nabokov s stab at the dystopian novel Not a fan of Orwell s portrayal of oppressive regimes although this could be some eventual jealousy on Vlad s part since his book came out two years prior and was not instantly hailed a prophet


  10. Inderjit Sanghera Inderjit Sanghera says:

    On the face of it, Bend Sinister is an unusual novel Nabokov, a self proclaimed politically apathetic writer, writes a novel about the rise of newly formed dictatorship in a fictitious country Yet, despite this, Bend Sinister is fundamentally n


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