Transparent Things by Vladimir Nabokov [TRADE PAPERBACK] 1989 • Vintage Intl • Rare Cover!

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Transparent Things by Vladimir Nabokov 


3rd Vintage international printing with mega rare cover in very good condition. 

Cover has some light wear.  Front endpapers have faint water staining to margin [see last photo] otherwise reads like new. 

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.