Luzhin Defense (Penguin Modern Classics)

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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 ca...

Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Re-issue edition (June 29, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0141185988
ISBN-13: 978-0141185989
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 2131169
Format: PDF ePub fb2 djvu book

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ised 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'.