|Plot Summary of Despair|
|"Vladimir Nabakov's Despair is a story of a man's obsession with his physical likeness and livelihood. To actually describe the plotline would be to spoil the narrative and thus, the appeal of this "mystery." All that can be said is that Hermann, the main character, undertakes an "impossible" murder: his own."
Janet Alejandro, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Despair|
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Time/era of story
Crime & Police story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- small businessman
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Eastern Europe
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of hetero sex
- a lot of play on words
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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