The Luzhin Defense

Vladimir Nabokov (Author) Michael Scammell (Translator)
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Description

Vladimir Nabokov's early novel is the dazzling story of the coarse, strange yet oddly endearing chess-playing genius Luzhin. Discovering his prodigious gift in boyhood and rising to the rank of International Grandmaster, Luzhin develops a lyrical passion for chess that renders the real world a phantom. As he confronts the fiery, swift-swooping Italian Grandmaster Turati, he brings into play his carefully devised defence. Making masterly play of metaphor and imagery, The Luzhin Defense is the book that, of his early works, Nabokov felt 'contains and diffuses the greatest warmth'.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
29 June 2000
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780141185989

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