bend sinister


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bend sinister

supposed stigma of illegitimate birth. [Heraldry: Misc.]
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38) Critics have claimed that Nabokov's Bend Sinister is as much a dream as Finnegans Wake, in which the "I" of the novel is the dreamer of a dream.
All parenthetical references are given to this edition: Vladimir Nabokov, Bend Sinister (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974).