The Spectre of Alexander Wolf
A superb early postmodern classic by one of Nabokov's fellow émigré writers, rediscovered after more than half a century
A man comes across a short story which recountsin minute detail his killing of a soldier, long ago - from the victim's point of view. It's a story that should not exist, and whose author can only be a dead man. So begins the strange quest for the elusive writer "Alexander Wolf". A singular classic, The Spectre of Alexander Wolf is a psychological thriller and existential inquiry into guilt and redemption, coincidence and fate, love and death.
Translated by Bryan Karetnyk
Cover illustration by Julien Pacaud
Published 20 June 2013