Transparent Things by Vladimir Nabokov [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING] 1974
Transparent Things by Vladimir Nabokov
RARE FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  FAWCETT CREST
**Unread copy w / damage: Cover has discoloration; water stains to pages and text block. [See last 2 photos for what contents look like]
Still a very rare edition w/ a great cover!
Transparent Things revolves around the four visits of the hero - sullen, gawky Hugh Person - to Switzerland... As a young publisher, Hugh is sent to interview R., falls in love with Armande on the way, wrests her, after multiple humiliations, from a grinning Scandinavian and returns to NY with his bride... Eight years later - following a murder, a period of madness and a brief imprisonment - Hugh makes a lone sentimental journey to wheedle out his past... The several strands of dream, memory, and time [are] set off against the literary theorizing of R. and, more centrally, against the world of observable objects.