Nabokov's first novel written in English is about a great, Russian writer somewhat like Nabokov himself. After his death, his life is being researched by his half-brother, who is ill-equipped for the task but who struggles to understand Sebastian Knight's work, the two major love affairs that governed his life, and other unexpected details that the novelist kept deliberately mysterious. A satire of scholarly biographies, THE REAL LIFE OF SEBASTIAN KNIGHT is also an exploration of the creative process.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Arts + Entertainment, General, Family + Friendship, Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Sports + Games, Stages of Life, Types of Characters, Love + Relationships + Sex, Mystery + Crime