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The Resource The Luzhin defense, a novel by Vladimir Nabokov ; translated by Michael Scammell in collaboration with the author

The Luzhin defense, a novel by Vladimir Nabokov ; translated by Michael Scammell in collaboration with the author

Label
The Luzhin defense
Title
The Luzhin defense
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Vladimir Nabokov ; translated by Michael Scammell in collaboration with the author
Title variation
Luzhin defense
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster--but at a cost: in Luzhin' s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withers under his opponent's unexpected and unpredictabke lines of assault
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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005441
Cataloging source
DLC
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1899-1977
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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Dewey number
891.73/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3476.N3
LC item number
Z2413 1990
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scammell, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vintage international
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Chess
Target audience
adult
Label
The Luzhin defense, a novel by Vladimir Nabokov ; translated by Michael Scammell in collaboration with the author
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Zashchita Luzhina
  • "Originally published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in 1964."
  • "This work appeared originally in The New Yorker."
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780679727224
Lccn
89040546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 21231988
  • (OCoLC)21231988
Label
The Luzhin defense, a novel by Vladimir Nabokov ; translated by Michael Scammell in collaboration with the author
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Zashchita Luzhina
  • "Originally published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in 1964."
  • "This work appeared originally in The New Yorker."
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780679727224
Lccn
89040546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 21231988
  • (OCoLC)21231988

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