Books: An Old Daydream

GLORY by VLADIMIR NABOKOV 205 pages. McGraw-Hill. $6.95.

Of Nabokov's nine emigre novels, written in Russian mostly during the '20s and '30s, this is the last to be published in English. One regrets at once that there will not be more. Though a brand-new novel is promised for late this year, it will not be prefaced by the thunderbolt from Montreux, which has become customary in these translations, in which the author instructs his Johnny-come-lately audience in his older works.

Nabokov has become shameless in his attempts to control (and bamboozle) readers in these...

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