Vladimir Nabokov

Author: Professor Norman Page
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136209972
Format: PDF, Docs
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This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195156536
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Nabokov s Invitation to a Beheading

Author: Julian W. Connolly
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810112711
Format: PDF, Docs
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In an unnamed dream country, Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for "gnostical turpitude", an imaginary crime that defies definition. After spending his last days in jail, he simply wills his executioners out of existence.

Collected Stories

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141913827
Format: PDF
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A man at his desk is interrupted by the appearance of a woodland elf in his room; the piano maestro Bachmann ends his career; a barber shaves the face of a man who once tortured him; a shy dreamer makes a deal with the Devil. In these sixty-five stories of magic and melancholy, Nabokov displays an astonishing range of inventiveness, with dazzling sleight of hand, fantastical fairy tales, intellectual games and enchanting glimpses into lives of ambiguity and loss. This landmark new collection brings together the best of the short stories of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and author of Lolita and Pale Fire. Part of a major new series of Vladimir Nabokov's work in Penguin Classics.

Vladimir Nabokov and the Poetics of Liberalism

Author: Dana Dragunoiu
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810127687
Format: PDF, ePub
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Alongside the puzzles contained in Nabokov’s fiction, scholars have been unable to untangle the seemingly contradictory relationship between, on one hand, the fiction and the beliefs and principles suggested by Nabokov’s biography and, on the other hand, the statements he made outside of his work. Through a close examination of Nabokov’s father’s political, moral, and aesthetic values and, more generally, Russian liberalism as it existed in the first few decades of the twentieth century, Dragunoiu provides persuasive answers to many long-standing questions in this deeply researched, innovative study. Showing the particular influence of the thought of Kant and Berkeley, she focuses on what she calls Nabokov’s “most deceptively apolitical novels”: The Gift, Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada. In bringing to them a more extensive context than previous Nabokov scholars, Dragunoiu argues that their treatment of various moral and political subjects can be more clearly understood in the light of ideas inherited by Nabokov from his father and his father’s generation.

Vladimir Nabokov

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544106555
Format: PDF, ePub
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“Wonderful, compulsively readable, delicious” personal correspondences, spanning decades in the life and literary career of the author of Lolita (The Washington Post Book World). An icon of twentieth-century literature, Vladimir Nabokov was a novelist, poet, and playwright, whose personal life was a fascinating story in itself. This collection of more than four hundred letters chronicles the author’s career, recording his struggles in the publishing world, the battles over Lolita, and his relationship with his wife, among other subjects, and gives a surprising look at the personality behind the creator of such classics as Pale Fire and Pnin. “Dip in anywhere, and delight follows.” —John Updike

Tolkien s Gown

Author: R. A. Gekoski
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Based on the popular BBC Radio 4 series Rare Books, Rare People, Tolkien's Gown? and Other Stories of Great Authors and Rare Books? is a feast of the tales behind some of the most iconic titles to have graced British publishing, and fascinating anecdotes about the authors who wrote them. From Grahame Greene arranging a meeting in his hotel room to sell a signed copy of ?Lolita? for #4,000 to the author of this book, Rick Gekoski, over a glass or ten of vodka. He resold the book in his hungover stat the next day to Elton John's lyricist Bernie Taupin and in later years it went on to fetch $264,000 at auction in Christies to J.D. Salinger threatening a law suit, this is a gem of a book. There are stories about Talkien, Potter Orwell, Larkin, Hemingway and more, representing a treasure trove of trivia for book fans.