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By Vladimir Nabokov

Mary is a gripping story of sweet sixteen, old flame, and nostalgia—Nabokov's first novel. 

In a Berlin rooming apartment full of an collection of seriocomic Russian émigrés, Lev Ganin, a full of life younger officer poised among his earlier and his destiny, relives his past love affair.  

His stories of Mary are suffused with the freshness of adlescent and the idyllic atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Russia.  

In stark distinction is the decidedly unappealing boarder residing within the room subsequent to Ganin's, who, he discovers, is Mary's husband, briefly separated from her through the Revolution yet looking ahead to her coming near near arrival from Russia.

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Covers a broad range of texts, combining ethnicity theory with an examination of literary and rhetorical patterns to arrive at an understanding of how people from various ethnic backgrounds came to see themselves as Americans. : Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980), pp. 647–665. Traces the word “ethnicity” through its etymological development and through a broad cross-section of American writings and observes that ethnicity is a pervasive theme in all American literature. In the course of time ethnicity has been transformed from a liability to an asset.

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