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Nabokov’s Advantage

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In the 1990s, while reading Brian Boyd’s two-volume biography of Nabokov, I conceived of a novel about Nabokov and his future wife, Véra, in Berlin around the time they met, 1923. It would be told by a fictional American character, about their age, who is living in Berlin and meets them separately. I worked on it a bit in the early 2000s but didn’t really begin in earnest until the Fall of 2010. In May 2014 I finished Nabokov’s Advantage.

You can read a synopsis here. I am also posting a PDF of the manuscript here and below. That’s Volodya himself on the left of the photo, with his 1922 fiancée Svetlana in the middle and an unknown young man (Vel Spicehandler?) on the right.

 

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