9780333964170

Nabokov's World, Volume 2 Reading Nabokov

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    9780333964170

  • ISBN10:

    0333964179

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-03-20
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Offering original insights into Nabokov and his interaction with other writers and art forms, this volume of a two-part study includes the work of 15 eminent Nabokov specialists and scholars. Here, the focus is on intertextuality, literary reception, and suggestions for new ways of reading.

Author Biography

Jane Grayson is Lecturer in Russian Language and Literature, and Arnold McMillin is Professor of Russian Literature, both at University College London. Priscilla Meyer is Professor of Russian at Wesleyan University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgements x
Notes on the Contributors xi
A Note on Abbreviations xv
A Note on Transliterarion xvii
Introduction: Reading Nabokov 1(7)
Jane Grayson
Nabokov: A Centennial Toast
8(7)
Brian Boyd
V.V. Nabokov and V.D. Nabokov: His Father's Voice
15(12)
Maria Malikova
Nabokov's Exegi Monumentum: Immortality in Quotation Marks (Nabokov, Pushkin and Mikhail Gershenzon)
27(13)
Vera Proskurina
Intertextuality and (Meta)poesis: Some Enigmas of Nabokov's 'Seven Poems'
40(19)
Michael Meylac
White (K)Nights: Dostoevskian Dreamers in Nabokov's Early Stories
59(14)
Dale E. Peterson
Looking at Harlequins: Nabokov, the World of Art and the Ballets Russes
73(23)
Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
Paintings, Governesses and 'Publishing Scoundrels': Nabokov and Henry James
96(21)
Neil Cornwell
Nabokov, snobizm and selfhood in Pnin
117(24)
Catriona Kelly
Eccentric Modernism: Nabokov and Yeats
141(15)
John Burt Foster, Jr
Broken Dates: Proust, Nabokov and Modern Time
156(15)
Michael Wood
`Did She Have a Precursor?': Lolita and Edith Wharton's The Children
171(15)
Ellen Pifer
How Did They Ever Make a Painting of Lolita?
186(7)
John D. Quin
Transformations of Memory: Marcel Proust, Vladimir Nabokov and James Merrill
193(11)
Rachel Trousdale
The Real Hound, The Real Knight
204(10)
Priscilla Meyer
VN/GP: Nabokovian Inscriptions in the Work of Georges Perec
214(9)
David Bellos
Selected Bibliography 223(12)
Index 235

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