Look at the Harlequins!

Look at the Harelquins! Look at the Harlequins!, Nabokov's seventeenth (and last) completed novel, McGraw-Hill, 1974. (Look at the Harlequins! can be found in many public libraries and is available online from Barnes & Noble. Also published as a Penguin Classic by Penguin UK.)

"The second part of the Thirties in Paris happened to be marked by a marvelous surge of the exiled arts, and it would be pretentious and foolish of me not to admit that whatever some of the more dishonest critics wrote about me, I stood at the peak of that period."

A mature artist reflects back upon his life. At once autobiographical and anti-autobiographical, Look at the Harlequins! is full of Nabokov's themes, but is it full of Nabokov?

"Thus we have the twin delights of consenting to Nabokov's self-indulgence and hearing him chuckle about what dunces he has made of us for doing so."
Martin Amis

Scholarly Criticism of Look at the Harlequins!:

Couturier, Maurice. "I, X Does Not Equal Nabokov"
A Bibliography of Critical Works on Look at the Harlequins!

WORKS

MARY | KING, QUEEN, KNAVE | THE DEFENSE
GLORY | LAUGHTER IN THE DARK | DESPAIR
THE GIFT | INVITATION TO A BEHEADING | THE EYE
THE ENCHANTER | THE REAL LIFE OF SEBASTIAN KNIGHT
BEND SINISTER | LOLITA | PNIN | PALE FIRE
ADA | TRANSPARENT THINGS | LOOK AT THE HARLEQUINS!
THE ORIGINAL OF LAURA


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