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The Man from USSR

(1984)
And Other Plays
A collection of stories by

 
 
These four plays and the two essays on drama that accompany them were written in Russian during Nabokov's emigre years in Germany and France, before his published work in English earned him his reputation as a supreme magician of language. As his son, Dmitri, reveals in the introduction, many of the Nabokovian themes that were to dazzle future generations of readers made their first appearance in these works. The title play, a five-act drama portraying the illusory hopes of the emigre community: The Event, a "dramatic comedy" set in a pre-Revolutionary Russian town: two one-act plays cast in blank verse (The Grand-dad and The Pole): and Nabokov's two essays on drama comprise an enlightening presentation of the early work of a literary genius.


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December 1986 : USA Hardback

Title: The Man from the U. S. S. R. & Other Plays
Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov, Dmitri Nabokov
ISBN: 0-317-40746-5 / 978-0-317-40746-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: State Mutual Book & Periodical Service Ltd.
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February 1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: Man from the USSR and Other Plays
Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
ISBN: 0-297-78596-6 / 978-0-297-78596-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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November 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Man From the U. S. S. R. & Other Plays
Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
ISBN: 0-15-156882-0 / 978-0-15-156882-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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Paperback Editions

October 1997 : UK Paperback

Title: The Man from the USSR and Other Plays
Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
ISBN: 1-85710-055-7 / 978-1-85710-055-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Roundhouse Publishing Ltd
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September 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Man From The USSR & Other Plays: And Other Plays
Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
ISBN: 0-15-656945-0 / 978-0-15-656945-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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September 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Man From the U.S.S.R.: & Other Plays
Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Mariner Books
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