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Nabokov's Novels in English - Lucy Maddox

Nabokov's Novels in English

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Published: 1st March 2010
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Lucy Maddox's sensitive treatment of Nabokov's eight finished novels written in English--"Pale Fire," "Ada," "Lolita," "Bend Sinister," "The Real Life of Sebastian Knight," "Transparent Things," "Look at the Harlequins "and "Pnin"--approaches the novelist's work as significant fiction with its own integrity. Maddox provides the kind of discursive introduction that makes Nabokov's complex work more accessible, focusing on the relationship between the eccentric, artificial structures of the novels and their deeply traditional, humanistic themes. While the forms of the novels are idiosyncratic and often bizarre, says Maddox, the texts themselves are neither unfamiliar nor eccentric. Repeatedly the text is the frustration of desire or loss, which is for Nabokov the most agonizing and inescapable of human experiences. Maddox also traces through all eight novels the development of Nabokov's style, which she treats as a matter of both technique and vision.

"Maddox is thoroughly familiar with Nabokov's Russian writings (she makes especially good use of that key text, "The Gift"), but her chosen theme is one which is central to his production. . . . The literary subtexts are deftly and expertly exposed and the moral and aesthetic issues subtly highlighted."--"Modern Language Review"


"[An] excellent critical study . . . Nabokov's Novels in English is an elegant and graceful contribution to Nabokov scholarship, and both Slavists and non-Slavists are equally in Maddox's debt."--"Slavic and East European Journal"


[An] excellent critical study . . . Nabokov's Novels in English is an elegant and graceful contribution to Nabokov scholarship, and both Slavists and non-Slavists are equally in Maddox's debt.--"Slavic and East European Journal"


Maddox is thoroughly familiar with Nabokov's Russian writings (she makes especially good use of that key text, "The Gift"), but her chosen theme is one which is central to his production. . . . The literary subtexts are deftly and expertly exposed and the moral and aesthetic issues subtly highlighted.--"Modern Language Review"

ISBN: 9780820334899
ISBN-10: 0820334898
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st March 2010
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.26