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Title : the vane sisters the stories of vladimir nabokov
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ISBN : 8903547
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Number of Pages : 34 Pages
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the vane sisters the stories of vladimir nabokov Reviews

  • Pantelis
    2019-04-26 09:05

    To read in tandem with Pixies' "Ana"...

  • Bhavya Viswarajan
    2019-05-24 10:02

    Here's why this story is enchanting: " I could isolate, consciously, little. Everything seemedblurred, yellow-clouded, yielding nothing tangible. Her ineptacrostics, maudlin evasions, theopathies-- every recollectionformed ripples of mysterious meaning. Everything seemedyellowly blurred, illusive, lost. " : Icicles by Cynthia, meter from Sybil https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrostic

  • Sarah
    2019-04-23 08:08

    چقدر ميشه نفهميدش...

  • Arno Maetens
    2019-04-30 11:01

    For some reason, I feel I can't give less than three starts - it's still Nabokov, so it must be me, right? Anyways, as a non-native English speaker (but frequently reading in English), I didn't get much of the story. To me it seemed more like Nabokov attempted to insert as many obscure words into one sentence as possible. So yeah, I acknowledge the genius, but I wasn't able to enjoy this one! Shame.

  • Rachel Jackson
    2019-04-25 06:57

    What a curious story! And so cheerfully and creepily amusing all at once.The Vane Sisters is Nabokovian at its core, thinking of the story in retrospect after his other, more famous books were published. But you have a little of everything of Nabokov's classic tropes: flashbacks and memories (unreliable ones at at that), the supernatural and the illusion of reality.It's the story of a professor who runs into an old acquaintance, who in turn tells him of a woman, Cynthia, who they both knew and has recently died. He recollects about his time knowing her and her sister Sybil, and the sisters' knack for believing in the supernatural, which influences the narrator more than he'd like to think.The twist at the end is sublime, and Nabokov's word play only makes it better. You'll smile a little as you read the end -- creepy as it is -- when you realize what has happened, and how Nabokov set it up without you even realizing it.All of Nabokov's stories are ones that you want to dislike for whatever reason, whether it's the description or the plot itself. But when you see word play and writing devices such as his stored away, it becomes a fun little game to try and discover all of Vladimir Nabokov's literary genius.

  • Rick
    2019-05-21 07:57

    "The Vane Sisters" is the penultimate short story by Vladimir Nabokov, written in March 1951.[1:] It is famous for providing one of the most extreme examples of an unreliable narrator. The short story revolves around two professors, of which one is the narrator, and their respective affairs with two students, the Vane sisters, for whom the story is titled. The narrator recounts his experiences with the two sisters, and ultimately meditates upon the possibility of intervention by ghosts into his reality.Interesting twist at the end, and fantastic play with words

  • Abdul
    2019-05-15 12:48

    'The Vane Sisters','Signs and Symbols', 'Breaking the News', are among the best of Nabokov's short stories. I recommend this collection. Mr. Nabokov never disappoints. Too bad his short stories aren't as famous as Lolita.

  • Bryan
    2019-05-18 08:47

    Great ending to a good story.

  • Ray Carroll
    2019-05-04 06:10

    Perhaps the most clever ending to any piece I've ever read.

  • Ernest
    2019-05-11 11:02

    Was good.

  • Hari
    2019-05-06 08:13

    Love the trick at the ending. Nabokov really loves tricks. And I love him for that. Rereading this story gives a clearer and much better understanding of what he did achieve with this short story.

  • Courtney Schafer
    2019-05-18 07:04

    An utter waste of time. Boring, boring, boring.