This edition is shockingly poorly presented, with text running into the center so you can't read it. It's hard to believe any publisher would let this botched job out.Published 6 months ago by Kristin Ohman
Incomparable, brilliant, endlessly amusing and practical for all readers and writers. The technical insights alone are priceless. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Princeton Ph.D.
I read Nabakov's essay on Dickens before returning to "Bleak House" and I got a lot more out of the book because of it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Brad Edmondson
The above is quoted directly from this book and in particular is a comment made in reference by Nabokov on Flaubert's Madam Bovary. Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Phred
I got this because a former student was using it in a class. It's a collection of lectures Nabokov gave at Wellesley, where he taught for some years. Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by M. Walker
You shouldn't buy this book expecting to get amazing insights into every book addressed, or the beautiful, poetic words that Nabokov has gotten us used to. Read morePublished on June 18, 2011 by Imazariegos
Excellent service- book was rare but arrived promptly and in the condition specified: many thanks!Published on June 26, 2010 by rob fernley
Nabokov's ideas about literature will strike many readers as strange--his near obsession with seemingly trivial points of set description, his lack of interest in Great Ideas or in... Read morePublished on July 11, 2009 by James F. Abrams