Pale Fire

Vladimir Nabokov (Author) Marc Vietor (Read by)
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Description

In Pale Fire, Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry, one-upmanship, and political intrigue.

"This centaur work, half poem, half prose...is a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth.

Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the fact that it is one of the great works of art of this century." --Mary McCarthy

Product Details

Price
$19.99
Publisher
Brilliance Audio
Publish Date
December 01, 2013
Dimensions
6.5 X 1.2 X 5.4 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781480543126
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About the Author

One of the twentieth century's master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961 he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977.

Marc Vietor, an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator, is an actor working with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Sundance Theatre Lab, Ravinia Festival, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Globe, and many others. His film and television credits include Asylum Seekers, Law & Order, and "Onion News Network." He has narrated many books for Audible.com, including the award-winning 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. He is a charter member of Red Bull Theater and a graduate of Yale University and The Juilliard School.

Robert Blumenfeld has recorded over two hundred audio books during his lengthy career. His theater credits include Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Othello, and The Purified Prince. His television and film credits include As the World Turns, Sesame Street, Une Femme Ou Deux, and The Awful Truth. He is also the recipient of the 1999 Alexander Scourby Talking Book Narrator of the Year Award and the 1977 Special Tony Award from the National Theatre of the Deaf.