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Extensively revised by Nabokov in 1965--thirty years after its original publication--Despair is the wickedly inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime--his own murder.
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Willfully obtuse
get your nose out of the air
and look at yourself. ( )
  Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
מהתלה מורכבת יותר מדי ומצחיקה פחות מדי. לא מהטובים של נבוקוב לדעתי ( )
  amoskovacs | May 9, 2019 |
I want toreadthis again!
  nkmunn | Nov 17, 2018 |
my ongoing quest to read the complete Nabokov continues. this was #9, a wry metaphysical drama about identity, doppelgangers and (self) delusion, told in Nabokov's trademark crystalline prose. ( )
  haarpsichord | Nov 5, 2018 |
3.5 stars. What I think is most interesting about this novel is that it is a revision of a novel by the same name that Nabokov published in 1934. It made me wonder if, and when, a work of art is ever finished in the eyes of the artist. ( )
  AaronJacobs | Oct 23, 2018 |
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