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Vladimir Nabokov : The American Years - Brian Boyd

Vladimir Nabokov

The American Years

Paperback Published: 31st January 1993
ISBN: 9780691024714
Number Of Pages: 800

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The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of "Lolita" catapulted him to world fame and financial security.

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1992 "Nabokov has found at last a biographer worthy of him."--Walter Kendrick, The New York Times Book Review "[Boyd is] an inspired explicator... In Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years [Nabokov's] life and his art intertwine. They work against each other almost as often as they work with each other, and it takes a biographer as skilled as Brian Boyd to keep track of every fascinating twist and turn."--Anne Tyler, The Atlantic "A munificently detailed biography... [Boyd has] put all readers of Nabokov in his debt."--David Lodge, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

Frontmatter, pg. iContents, pg. ixList of Illustrations, pg. xiiiIntroduction, pg. 11. Refuge: New York and Stanford, 1940-1941, pg. 92. Visiting Lecturer: Wellesley and Cambridge, 1941-1942, pg. 353. Scientist, Writer, Teacher: Cambridge and Wellesley, 1943-1944, pg. 584. Permanent Impermanence: Cambridge and Wellesley, 1944-1946, pg. 775. Bend Sinister, pg. 936. Teaching Literature at Last: Cambridge and Wellesley, 1946-1948, pg. 1077. Russian Professor: Cornell, 1948-1950, pg. 1298. Conclusive Evidence/Speak, Memory, pg. 1499. Teaching European Fiction: Cornell, 1950-1951, pg. 16610. Finding Time for Lolita: Cornell and Harvard, 1951-1953, pg. 19911. Lolita, pg. 22712. Lolita into Print, Pnin onto Paper: Cornell, 1953-1955, pg. 25513. Pnin, pg. 27114. Lolita Sparks: Cornell, 1955-1957, pg. 28815. Eugene Onegin, pg. 31816. Lolita Explodes: Cornell and After, 1957-1959, pg. 35617. Chased by Fame: Europe, America, Europe, 1959-1961, pg. 39118. Pale Fire, pg. 42519. Mask and Man: Montreux, 1961-1964, pg. 45720. Ada Stirs: Montreux, 1964- 1966, pg. 48721. Flying High: Montreux, 1966-1968, pg. 51822. Ada, pg. 53623. Tidying Up: Montreux, 1968-1972, pg. 56324. Transparent Things, pg. 58825. Reinventing a Life: Montreux, 1972-1974, pg. 60226. Look at the Harlequins!, pg. 62327. Unanswered Questions: Montreux, 1974-1977, pg. 643Acknowledgments, pg. 665Abbreviations, pg. 671Notes, pg. 675Bibliography, pg. 731Index, pg. 759

ISBN: 9780691024714
ISBN-10: 0691024715
Series: Princeton Paperbacks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 31st January 1993
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.17