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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 A Guide to Berlin
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'A Guide to Berlin” is the name of a short story written by Vladimir Nabokov in 1925, when he was a young man of 26, living in Berlin.

'A group of six international travellers, two Italians, two Japanese, an American and an Australian, meet in empty apartments in Berlin to share stories and memories. Each is enthralled in some way to the work of Vladimir Nabokov, and each is finding their way in deep winter in a haunted city. A moment of devastating violence shatters the group, and changes the direction of everyone's story.

'Brave and brilliant, A Guide to Berlin traces the strength and fragility of our connections through biographies and secrets. ' (Publication summary)

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Notes

  • Based on A Guide to Berlin by Vladimir Nabokov.
  • Epigraph: '(What I hate) Folding an umbrella, not finding its secret button.' -Vladimir Nabokov, Interview, 1970

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2015 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 03/08/2015
      ISBN: 9780857988157
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Harvill Secker , 2016 .
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      Extent: 262p.
      Description: illus.
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      • Published 14 January 2016
      ISBN: 9781846559976
Alternative title: Vodič kroz Berlin
Language: Serbian
    • Serbia & Montenegro,
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      Eastern Europe, Europe,
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      Dereta ,
      2017 .
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      Extent: 251p.p.
      ISBN: 9788664571470, 8664571473

Other Formats

  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

The Vladimir Nabokov Book Club Katy Crane , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 30 no. 1 2016; (p. 227-228)

— Review of A Guide to Berlin Gail Jones , 2015 single work novel

'“The past is a foreign country,” as L. P. Hartley once famously wrote, and Gail Jones’s novel A Guide to Berlin suggests that Hartley’s famous dictum can also be inverted: that we see foreign countries mainly through the prism of the past and that to travel to another country is thus to immerse oneself in history. Certainly, the lonely expatriates who make up Jones’s cast seem more at home in the past than in the present.' (Introduction)

Gail Jones : A Guide to Berlin Robyne Young , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , December 2015;

— Review of A Guide to Berlin Gail Jones , 2015 single work novel
Speak, Memory Gillian Dooley , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 374 2015; (p. 10)

— Review of A Guide to Berlin Gail Jones , 2015 single work novel
Speaking of the Past and Nabokov in a Chilly Berlin Melinda Harvey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 September 2015; (p. 29) The Sunday Age , 20 September 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of A Guide to Berlin Gail Jones , 2015 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 August 2015; (p. 28)

— Review of A Guide to Berlin Gail Jones , 2015 single work novel
Review : A Guide to Berlin Brenda Walker , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 115 2015; (p. 57)

— Review of A Guide to Berlin Gail Jones , 2015 single work novel
Nabokov Casts a Long Shadow Geordie Williamson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 September 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of A Guide to Berlin Gail Jones , 2015 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 August 2015; (p. 28)

— Review of A Guide to Berlin Gail Jones , 2015 single work novel
Speaking of the Past and Nabokov in a Chilly Berlin Melinda Harvey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 September 2015; (p. 29) The Sunday Age , 20 September 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of A Guide to Berlin Gail Jones , 2015 single work novel
Speak, Memory Gillian Dooley , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 374 2015; (p. 10)

— Review of A Guide to Berlin Gail Jones , 2015 single work novel
Gail Jones Susan Wyndham (interviewer), 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 August 2015; (p. 24) The Saturday Age , 8-9 August 2015; (p. 24)
'The author’s fascination with new places spurred her into writing an unplanned novel in Germany.'
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