September 2014 Book Selection

f748c7f0695b732b677d89a408b90233I have wanted to read Vladimir Nabokov’s Ada (1969, Russian) for a very long time and I am thrilled to feature it as the Literary People book selection for September. 

Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov’s greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist.  It tells a love story troubled by incest.  But more: it is also at once a fairy tale, epic, philosophical treatise on the nature of time, parody of the history of the novel, and erotic catalogue.   Ada, or Ardor is no less than the supreme work of an imagination at white heat.

Join us in the reading of this controversial book and chime in with your thoughts on our club’s discussion boards at: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/130927-literary-people

Jenn

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