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by Vladimir Nabokov

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The Relentless Combination: Chess and the Patterns of Madness in Vladimir Nabokov’s The Defense
This critical essay “examines the origins of the relentless combination that drives Luzhin to suicide by investigating how the fatal patterns of the grandmaster’s psychological undoing have their origin in his disturbed prechess childhood.”
Author: Glen Downey
From: The Antigonish Review Issue 121

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