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The defense : a novel / by Vladimir Nabokov ; translated by Michael Scammell in collaboration with the author.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library PG3476.N3 Z2413 1990 37684001081798 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 0679727221
  • ISBN: 9780679727224
  • Physical Description: 256 ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990.

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General Note:
Translation of: Zashchita Luzhina.
"Originally published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in 1964."
"This work appeared originally in The New yorker."
Summary, etc.:
As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates.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.
Subject: Chess > Fiction.

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