By Yuri Leving

ISBN-10: 1441142630

ISBN-13: 9781441142634

ISBN-10: 1441196064

ISBN-13: 9781441196064

considering the fact that its first e-book in 1948, considered one of Vladimir Nabokov's shortest brief tales, "Signs and Symbols," has generated probably extra interpretations and important appraisal than the other that he wrote. it's been known as "one of the best brief tales ever written" and "a triumph of economic system and strength, minute realism and shimmering secret" (Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: the yankee Years).

Anatomy of a quick tale contains:

• the whole textual content of "Signs and Symbols," line numbered and referenced all through
• correspondence concerning the tale, such a lot of it by no means sooner than released, among Nabokov and the editor of The New Yorker, the place the tale used to be first published
• 33 essays of literary feedback, bringing jointly vintage essays and new interpretations
• a round-table dialogue during which a screenwriter, a theater pupil, a mathematician, a psychiatrist, and a literary student convey their views to endure on "Signs and Symbols"

Anatomy of a quick tale illuminates the ways that we interpret fiction, and the quick tale in particular.

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