Pale Fire is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov. The novel is presented as a line poem titled "Pale Fire", written by the fictional poet John Shade , with a foreword, lengthy commentary and index written by Shade's neighbor and academic colleague, Charles Kinbote. Together these elements form a narrative in which both fictional authors are central characters. Starting with the epigraph and table of contents, Pale Fire looks like the publication of a line poem in four cantos "Pale Fire" by the fictional John Shade with a foreword, extensive commentary, and index by his self-appointed editor, Charles Kinbote. Kinbote's commentary takes the form of notes to various numbered lines of the poem. Here and in the rest of his critical apparatus , Kinbote explicates the poem very little. Focusing instead on his own concerns, he divulges what proves to be the plot piece by piece, some of which can be connected by following the many cross-references. Espen Aarseth noted that Pale Fire "can be read either unicursally, straight through, or multicursally, jumping between the comments and the poem. The novel's unusual structure has attracted much attention, and it is often cited as an important example of metafiction ;    it has also been called a poioumenon. The interaction between Kinbote and Shade takes place in the fictitious small college town of New Wye, Appalachia, where they live across a lane from each other, from February to July
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P ale F ire by Vladimir Nabokov. Vladimir Nabokov led a life of exile and tactical retreat, one that spanned three continents and a half-dozen nations. The Nabokov family was forced to flee the author's native St. Petersburg following the Bolshevik revolution. They lived briefly in Crimea, then Britain, where the future novelist studied at Cam- bridge, before moving to Germany. Nabokov remained in Berlin for 15 years, but left for France in , and moved on to the United States in Essay by Ted Gioia Readers who encountered Pale Fire when it was first published in no doubt marveled over its unrelenting cleverness.
Another wholly different, baffling, brilliant book, full of word plays and tricky meanings. I 1 liked 2 this book 3 , especially the poem 4. I have also, at various times, maintained other Account Options Anmelden. Meine Mediathek Hilfe Erweiterte Buchsuche. E-Book anzeigen. Pale Fire.