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Pale Fire discussion over Zoom
Vladimir Nabokov

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Vladimir Nabokov wrote Pale Fire, a nonlinear work of suspense, in 1962. This novel includes fictional poet John Shade, and his academic colleague, Charles Kinbote, who work out their ideas in various forms of print, from poetry to literary criticism. Join fellow members to discuss this work by one of the most celebrated twentieth-century prose stylists.

This meeting will take place over Zoom. To receive an invitation to the meeting, please email our Programming Librarian, Myles, at

This is the second of two meetings discussing Pale Fire. This meeting will focus on John Shade's poem and literary criticism surrounding Pale Fire.

World Literature Book Group Meetings

Myles Cooper - 415-857-6721

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