Vladimir Nabokov, Vozvrashchenie Chorba [The Return of Chorb]

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Vozvrashchenie Chorba

[

The Return of Chorb

] was written shortly after Nabokov [as “V. Sirin”] completed his first novel,

Mashen´ka

[

Mary

] and was published in two consecutive issues of the Berlin émigré journal

Rul’

[

Rudder

] in 1925. It appeared again in 1930 (Berlin: Slovo) as the title story of a collection of fifteen stories, dating from 1924 onwards, which included:

Bachmann

,

Groza

[

The Thunderstorm

],

Kartofel´nyi el´f

[

The Potato Elf

],

Passazhir

[

The Passenger

],

Pis´mo v Rossiiu

[

A Letter that Never Reached Russia

],

Podlets

[

An Affair of Honour

],

Putevoditel´ po Berlinu

[

A Guide to Berlin

],

Rozhdestvo

[

Christmas

],

Skazka

[

A Nursery Tale

],

Uzhas

[

Terror

], and

Zvonok

[

The Doorbell

]. All of these are to be found in English in

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

(Knopf, 1995;…

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Citation: Wyllie, Barbara. "Vozvrashchenie Chorba". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 December 2004 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=16638, accessed 15 June 2024.]

16638 Vozvrashchenie Chorba 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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