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Luzhin Defense

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Nabokov's third novel, The Luzhin Defense, is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive,distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life.His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster--but at a cost:in Luzhin' s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withersunder his opponent's unexpected and unpredictabke lines of assault.From the Trade Paperback edition.


Titel: Luzhin Defense
Autoren/Herausgeber: Vladimir Nabokov
Aus der Reihe: Vintage International

ISBN/EAN: 9780307787552

Seitenzahl: 272
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch - Newsletter
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