Look at the Harlequins!
"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."
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!
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