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John Lanchester, Vladimir Nabokov - Author

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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Author: John Lanchester, Vladimir Nabokov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2001

Spurred on by admiration for his novelist half-brother and irritation at the biography written about him by Mr Goodman ('his slapdash and very misleading book'), the narrator, V, sets out to record Sebastian Knight's life as he understands it. But buried amid the extensive quoting, digressions, seeming explanations and digs, Sebastian's erratic and troubled persona remains as elusive as ever. Nabokov's first novel written in English, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is a nuanced, enigmatic potrayal of the conflict between the real and the unreal, and the futile quest for human truth.