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Analysis

The Return of Chorb Genre

Literary Fiction, Psychological Thriller and Suspense

"The Return of Chorb" is an odd duck. As one of Nabokov’s more artful short stories, it’s certainly classic literary fiction – focused more on style and artistry than plot. But it’s got an interesting element of suspense thrown in there, too. Look at it this way: a crazed widower, a prostitute, the spectral appearance of his dead wife, creepy happenings in a seedy hotel room – sounds like a psychological thriller, doesn’t it?

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