May 1, 1991
May 1, 1991
The Gift is the last of the novels Nabokov wrote in his native Russian and the crowning achievement of that period in his literary career. It is also his ode to Russian literature, evoking the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and others in the course of its narrative: the story of Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, an impoverished émigré poet living in Berlin, who dreams of the book he will someday write--a book very much like The Gift itself.
The last of the novels Nabokov wrote in Russian consists of five sections, all involving a poet named Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, and unified only by his presiding consciousness. Nabokov considered THE GIFT to be his best novel.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Literary, Human Qualities + Behavior, Arts + Entertainment, Conflicts + Dualities, Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters, Politics, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Author: Vladimir Nabokov , Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
- Online Item #: 11453508
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-7466
- ISBN: 9780679727255
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported