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Look at the Harleuins characters Û 108 ó ❮Reading❯ ➸ Look at the Harleuins ➰ Author Vladimir Nabokov – Insolpro.co.uk A dying man cautiously unravels the mysteries of memory and creation Vadim is a Russian emigre who like Nabokov is a novelist poet and critic There are threads linking the fictional hero with A dying man cautiously unravels the mysteries of memory and creation Vadim is a Russian emigre. “We are liable to miss the best of life if we do not know how to tingle if we do not learn to hoist ourselves just a little higher than we generally are in order to sample the rarest and ripest fruit of art which human thought has to offer” ― Vladimir Nabokov Look at the Harleuins How ironic that I write a five paragraph review of 'Look at the Harleuins' and with a careless sideways swipe of my too smooth mouse lose it all Now I have to climb out of a self made despair and mentally turn around and try and recreate the review I JUST wrote There might be similarities to my realoriginal review but any thing I say any words I write will just be shadows and mouches volantes of my first tryNabokov's false memoir is loose brazen and genius all at the same time It is a false 'Speak Memory' a greedy parody and doppelgängers of his own past Vladimir through Vadim shows us how impossible it is to stop turn around and recreate or recapture the past Even setting the past down on paper is no good It is all fleeting whispers and harleuinsReading this novel I was taken suddenly with the thought almost certainly not original that Nabokov's obsession with doubles refractions twins and doppelgängers comes from the split with him There exists with Nabokov the Russian гений Despair the Gift King ueen Knave and the English genius Lolita Pale Fire Ada That ability to exist at such a high level in two different literary worlds is beyond simply amazing Nabokov wasn't just dancing on a spinning chessboard He was all the chessmen on both the black and the white side of the board

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Th his creator as he reconstructs the images of his past from young love to his serious illness. 450 starsI didn't mean to read this unfamiliar novel by Vladimir Nabokov but I simply couldn't help calling the DASA Book Café to keep it for me after its recent arrival around the middle of this month I had no idea on its story its following information has since kept encouraging me to have a tryThe final novel published before Nabokov's death Look at the Harleuins playfully blends sly self parody recollection in an exuberant unravelling of the mysteries of memory and the act of creation back cover While reading on and on I liked his design on various chapter numbers and lengths since it or less kept stimulating my 214 page journey I appreciated it as an act of his creation as revealed in seven parts part one 13 chapter part two 10 chapter part three 4 chapter part four 7 chapter part five 3 chapter part six 2 chapter and part seven 4 chapter As for part one for instance chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 and 13 cover 27 4 24 41 46 5 5 38 36 48 45 29 and 5 pages respectively The chapter lengths unpredictably vary from 5 to 24 pagesReading him I think needs one's self trained concentration and familiarity with his writing style because he preferred long sentences and tough words As we can see for example from the opening paragraph in chapter oneI met the first of my three or four successive wives in somewhat odd circumstances the development of which resembled a clumsy conspiracy with nonsensical details and a main plotter who not only knew nothing of its real object but insisted on making inept moves that seemed to preclude the slightest possibility of success Yet out of those very mistakes he unwillingly wove a web in which a set of reciprocal blunders on my part caused me to get involved and fulfill the destiny that was the only aim of the plot p 3He wrote it in two sentences eight lines in text Remarkable isn't it It is said his English proficiency was exceptional due to the early formative years as a child from his English nanny and from his Cambridge undergraduate education Anthony Burgess praised him He did us all an honour by electing to use and transform our language p iSometime he has used the wordplay techniue as well as applied uniue phrases or unthinkable usage to amuse himself and his readers as extracted as followsNikifor Nikodimovich to use his tongue twisterish Christian name cum patronymic was rud to have been for years on end an admirer of my beautiful and bizarre mother p 9The car is not exactly a Royce but it rolls p 36 Owing to the foresight of my dear guardian and benefactor 1850 1927 as well as the vulgar obsession with 'documents' which provoked such evil glee among the Bolshevist rulers who perceived some similarity between red tape and Red rule p 43He wore plus fours and brogues but was incongruously stockingless and the inch of shin he showed looked painfully pink p 5 It was not a matter of dark rooms or one winged agonizing angels or long corridors or nightmare mirrors with reflections overflowing in messy pools on the floor it was not that bedchamber of horrors but definitely out of bounds mortally speaking p 6Never before or since did I sleep deliciously p 212To continue

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Look at the HarleuinsWho like Nabokov is a novelist poet and critic There are threads linking the fictional hero wi. Nabokov's last finished novel isn't a career summation so much as a madcap burlesue of his own work and reputation The narrator here is a Bizarro world version of his creator a nudist and drunkard who's been married three or four times and falls for a nymphette who happens to be his own daughter You'll want to be familiar with VN's other works to fully appreciate many of the jokes and the metaphysical maneuvers which somewhat limits the appeal of the story But if an author hasn't earned the goodwill to try something like this with their last novel then when Brian Boyd sees this novel as an inversion of VN's memoir Speak Memory and a valentine to his wife Vera He's right but there's a lot of other odd things hovering around the edges of the story namely the way the narrator at times seems to be slipping into his own fictions in a way that recalls The Real Life of Sebastian Knight a novel alluded to numerous times throughout There's also the deeply disturbing relationship between the narrator and his daughter which Boyd reads much innocently than I did Like Lolita you have to untangle the daughter's psychology from the distorting lines of the narrator's prose And like Van Veen in Ada the narrator's morality here is both troubling and complex In this thoroughly mirrored funhouse the reflections are rarely what they seem