Stalking Nabokov

Author: Brian Boyd
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231158572
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In this book, Brian Boyd surveys Vladimir Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd also offers new ways of reading Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, disclosing otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections as he recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's life? oeuvre?, he cautions against using Nabokov's metaphysics as the key to unlocking all of the enigmatic author's secrets. Assessing and appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever Nabokov's multifaceted genius.

Nabokov And His Books

Author: Duncan White
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191081884
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At the outbreak of the Second World War Vladimir Nabokov stood on the brink of losing everything all over again. The reputation he had built as the pre-eminent Russian novelist in exile was imperilled. In Nabokov and his Books, Duncan White shows how Nabokov went to America and not only reinvented himself as an American writer but also used the success of Lolita to rescue those Russian books that had been threatened by obscurity. Using previously unpublished and neglected material, White tells the story of Nabokov the professional writer and how he sought to balance his late modernist aesthetics with the demands of a booming American literary marketplace. As Nabokov's reputation grew so he took greater and greater control of how his books were produced, making the material form of the book—including forewords, blurbs, covers—part of the novel. In his later novels, including Pale Fire, Ada, and Transparent Things, the idea of the novelist losing control of his work became the subject of the novels themselves. These plots were replicated in Nabokov's own biography, as he discovered his inability to control the forces the market success of Lolita had unleashed. With new insights into Nabokov's life and work, this book reconceptualises the way we think about one of the most important and influential novelists of the twentieth century.

Nabokov Upside Down

Author: Brian Boyd
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810134535
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Nabokov Upside Down brings together essays that explicitly diverge from conventional topics and points of reference when interpreting a writer whose influence on contemporary literature is unrivaled. Scholars from around the world here read Nabokov in terms of bodies rather than minds, belly-laughs rather than erudite wit, servants rather than master-artists, or Asian rather than Western perspectives. The first part of the volume is dedicated to surveys of Nabokov’s oeuvre that transform some long-held assumptions concerning the nature of and significance of his work. Often thought of as among the most cerebral of artists, Nabokov comes across in these essays as profoundly aware of the physical world, as evidenced by his masterly representation of physical movement, his bawdy humor, and his attention to gustatory pleasure, among other aspects of his writing. The volume’s second half focuses on individual works or phases in Nabokov’s career, noting connections among them as well as to other fields of inquiry beyond literature. Engaged in conversation with each other and, in his editorial comments, with Brian Boyd, the essays in this volume show Nabokov scholarship continuing to renew itself.

The Creative Present

Author: Charles Simmons
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Vladimir Nabokov

Author: Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Editor: Chelsea House
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A selection of criticism, arranged in chronological order of publication, devoted to the writings of Vladimir Nabokov.

Nabokov S Ada

Author: Brian Boyd
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Les Papillons De Nabokov

Author: Michel Sartori
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Analyse: Selon le désir de l'écrivain établi en Suisse dès 1961, sa collection de papillons (4323 pièces) fut léguée à sa mort (2 juillet 1977) au Musée cantonal de zoologie, Lausanne.

Nabokov S Congeries

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Editor: New York : Viking Press
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A collection of short stories, a novel and excerpts from longer fiction, poetry, essays, and an excerpt from the autobiography of writer Vladimir Nabokov.

Nabokov S Autobiography

Author: Judson Rosengrant
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Critical Essays On Vladimir Nabokov

Author: Phyllis A. Roth
Editor: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall
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A Reader S Guide To Nabokov S Lolita

Author: Julian W. Connolly
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"Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most fascinating and controversial novels of the twentieth century. This book seeks to guide readers through the intricacies of Nabokov's work and to help them achieve a better understanding of his rich artistic design. Chapters include an analysis of the novel, a discussion of its precursors in Nabokov's work and in world literature, an essay on the character of Dolly Haze (Humbert's "Lolita"). and a commentary on the critical and cultural afterlife of the novel. The volume concludes with an annotated bibliography of selected critical reading. The guide should prove illuminating both for first-time readers of Lolita and for experienced re-readers of Nabokov's text." --Book Jacket.

Reference Guide To American Literature

Author: Thomas Riggs
Editor: Saint James Press
ISBN:
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Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of American writers, thinkers, and cultural figures, written by subject experts.

Commentary

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Fiction Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company
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Includes an abridged edition of 1908 catalog issued under title: English prose fiction ... list of about 800 title.

20th Century Fiction

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The Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter

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Literature And Sensation

Author: Anthony Uhlmann
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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The essays in this volume cover literature and sensation in all its facets, drawing upon a range of approaches from evolutionary theory, theories of mind, perception, philosophy and aesthetics. The works considered are drawn from various literary periods and genres.

Phantom Of Fact

Author: Gennady Barabtarlo
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Defenses Of The Imagination

Author: Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature Robert Alter
Editor: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America
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Explores the encounter of literary imagination and modern history through an analysis of the works of such Jewish writers as Gershom Scholen, Lea Goldberg, and Charles Reznikoff