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Nabokov and his Fiction : New Perspectives - Julian W. Connolly

Nabokov and his Fiction

New Perspectives

By: Julian W. Connolly (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th August 1999
ISBN: 9780521632836
Number Of Pages: 270

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To mark the centenary of Vladimir Nabokov's birth, this volume brings together the work of eleven of the world's foremost Nabokov scholars offering new perpectives on the writer and his fiction. Their essays cover a broad range of topics and approaches, from close readings of major texts, including Speak, Memory and Pale Fire, to penetrating discussions of the significant relationship between Nabokov's personal beliefs and experiences and his art. Several of the essays attempt to uncover the artistic principles that underlie the author's literary creations, while others seek to place Nabokov's work in a variety of literary and cultural contexts. Among these essays are a first glimpse at a recently published and little-known work, The Tragedy of Mr Morn, as well as a fresh perspective on Nabokov's most famous novel, Lolita. The volume as a whole offers valuable insight into the future direction of Nabokov scholarship.

"Read this collection; it is challenging in its strong readings, and I salute it." Irving Malin, Review of Contemporary Fiction "All of the essays in the volume mark significant steps forward in Nabokov scholarship...The editor is to be commended for offering an anthology which deserves no just to be read, but also to be reread." Slavic and East European Journal "The collection presents not only a substantive sampling of diverse areas of critical inquiry at the end of the fourth decade of serious Nabokov scholarship, but offers a home to several of the most interesting individual pieces that have been published in those forty years." Stephen Jan Parker, The Russian Review

Nabokov at 100
Artistic Strategies and Themes
Setting his myriad faces in his text: Nabokov's authorial presence revisited
'The gift of imagining facts': Vladimir Nabokov and the art of autobiography
The near-tyranny of the author: Pale Fire Maurice Couturier
Jewish questions in Nabokov's art and life
'The dead are good mixers': notes on individualism in Nabokov's fiction
Nabokov's trinity (on the movement of Nabokov's themes) Gennady Barabtarlo
Literary and Cultural Contexts
'Imagining other and better ways of looking': Nabokov's response to the legacy of Fedor Dostoevsky
Her monster, his nymphet: Nabokov, Mary Shelley, and the specter of sexism
Vladimir Nabokov and Rupert Brooke
From time to eternity: the critique of historicism in Nabokov's Russian writings
Poshlust as cultural critique: Nabokov with Adorno and Malraux at the peak of Hitlerism
Selected bibliography of works by Vladimir Nabokov
Selected bibliography of work on Vladimir Nabokov
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ISBN: 9780521632836
ISBN-10: 0521632838
Series: Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 28th August 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57