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By Yuri Leving

on account that its first e-book in 1948, certainly one of Vladimir Nabokov's shortest brief tales, "Signs and Symbols," has generated possibly extra interpretations and demanding appraisal than the other that he wrote. it's been referred to 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 brief tale contains:

• the total textual content of "Signs and Symbols," line numbered and referenced all through
• correspondence concerning the tale, such a lot of it by no means prior to 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 within which a screenwriter, a theater student, a mathematician, a psychiatrist, and a literary pupil carry their views to undergo on "Signs and Symbols"

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

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