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Monday, 30 March 2015

Hermann: Insane? Sane?

I've finished reading Despair. Surprise- I was right for suspecting that Hermann and Felix don't look alike.
Now another question arises: What if Hermann, the unreliable narrator, is not a madman, megalomaniac and delusional, but a man awaiting his trial and pleading insanity?
Here are some arguments supporting that interpretation: 
https://prezi.com/bpwzmfmhlatk/diagnosing-hermann/
http://www.academia.edu/3745336/Diagnosing_Hermann_the_perfect_balance_of_insanity_and_cunning_in_Nabokov_s_Despair

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