The Luzhin Defense

The Luzhin Defense by Vladimir Nabokov

By: Vladimir Nabokov

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ISBN
9780141196930
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
304
 

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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'.
ISBN:
9780141196930
Publication Date:
01 / 06 / 2012
Pages:
304

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