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LECTURES ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE by  edited by Fredson Bowers Vladimir Nabokov - Hardcover - 1981 - from Andre Strong Bookseller and Biblio.com

LECTURES ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE

by Vladimir Nabokov, edited by Fredson Bowers

Condition: Very Good/very good


New York: Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich, 1981. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 8 x 10 in. Red cloth boards with gilt titles. Condition is VERY GOOD ; covers like new but very faintly damp-spotted at edges, sides of text block are foxed. Binding tight and text unmarked. DJ is VERY GOOD ; price-clipped, edges worn with some chips, overall quite rubbed. Lit Crit. Stax.

The author’s observations on the great nineteenth-century Russian writers-Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Gorky, Tolstoy, and Turgenev. “This volume... never once fails to instruct and stimulate. This is a great Russian talking of great Russians” (Anthony Burgess). Edited and with an Introduction by Fredson Bowers; illustrations.




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