The Spectre of Alexander Wolf

The Spectre of Alexander Wolf

By Gaito Gazdanov

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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
192 pp
Published 20 June 2013
ISBN 9781782270089
Pushkin Collection

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