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Wow. No mention of The Double: A Petersburg Poem? With this novel, didn't Nabokov specifically set out to kind of rewrite The Double: A Petersburg Poem? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 09:34, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
All copies of the 1937 English translation of the book were destroyed by German bombs, and only a handful remain.
On the paragraph in the comments discussing the title, the conclusion seems to be that it is a pun coming from the French (des pairs etc). But the title is a direct translation from the original Otchayanie in Russian, which doesn't have any of these connections. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:26, 19 August 2014 (UTC)