Sasha Sokolov is one of few writers to have been praised by
Vladimir Nabokov, who called his first novel, A School for
Fools, "an enchanting, tragic, and touching book." Sokolov's
second novel, Between Dog and Wolf, written in 1980, has
long intimidated translators because of its complex puns, rhymes,
and neologisms. Language rather than plot motivates the story―the
novel is often compared to James Joyce's Finnegans Wake―and
time, characters, and... more...