"Novices must learn to skim over matter if they want matter to stay at the exact level of the moment. Transparent things, through which the past shines!" First edition of Nabokov's Transparent Things
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972.
First edition of Nabokov’s 1972 novella. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Photographic portrait of Nabokov on the rare panel of dust jacket by Halsman. A very sharp example.
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