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The Luzhin Defense


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  • The Luzhin Defence tries for some of that Merchant-Ivory gloss, planting most of its action in what appears to be an Alpine villa. There are certainly no hints of feminist rage. I’m not saying there should be, but a little irony — even a few pinches of Nabokov’s irony, which is by no means feminist — might have made the unqualified maternal devotion a young debutante shows a disheveled, socially maladjusted, and emotionally unstable chess master a little more tolerable.