The Spectre of Alexander Wolf

by Gaito Gazdanov


Published 3rd August 2023



A superb early postmodern classic by one of Nabokov’s fellow émigré writers, rediscovered after more than half a century

A man comes across a short story which recounts in minute detail his killing of a soldier, long ago – from the victim’s point of view. It’s a story that should not exist, and whose author can only be a dead man.

So begins the strange quest for its elusive writer: ‘Alexander Wolf’.

A singular classic, The Spectre of Alexander Wolf is a psychological thriller and existential inquiry into guilt and redemption, coincidence and fate, love and death.

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