Vladimir Nabokov's early novel is the dazzling story of the coarse, strange yet oddly endearing chess-playing genius Luzhin. Discovering his prodigious gift in boyhood and rising to the rank of International Grandmaster, Luzhin develops a lyrical passion for chess that renders the real world a phantom. As he confronts the fiery, swift-swooping Italian Grandmaster Turati, he brings into play his ca...
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Re-issue edition (June 29, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 2131169
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu book
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I enjoyed the film (starring John Turturro) and reading the book was a must for me. I highly recommend it....
ised defence. Making masterly play of metaphor and imagery, "The Luzhin Defense" is the book that, of his early works, Nabokov felt 'contains and diffuses the greatest warmth'.