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The unreal life of Sergey Nabokov

Paul Elliott Russell

The unreal life of Sergey Nabokov

a novel

by Paul Elliott Russell

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Published by Cleis Press in Berkeley, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Intellectual life,
  • Fiction,
  • Gay men,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Paul Russell
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3568.U7684 U57 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24886041M
    ISBN 109781573447195
    LC Control Number2011025234


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Toklas. But it is the honesty and vulnerability of Sergey, our young gay. The book is an homage to Vladimir Nabokov that also functions as a work of literary criticism (Sergey reads his brother’s early novels with intense familial understanding) and, like the best art, a work of life criticism, too.

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