Vladimir Nabokov

Author: Professor Norman Page
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136209972
Format: PDF
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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.

Collected Stories

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141913827
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195156536
Format: PDF
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Tolkien s Gown

Author: R. A. Gekoski
Publisher:
ISBN:
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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.

Vladimir Nabokov

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544106555
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Pnin

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307787478
Format: PDF
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Pnin is a professor of Russian at an American college who takes the wrong train to deliver a lecture in a language he cannot master. Pnin is a tireless lover who writes to his treacherous Liza: "A genius needs to keep so much in store, and thus cannot offer you the whole of himself as I do." Pnin is the focal point of subtle academic conspiracies he cannot begin to comprehend, yet he stages a faculty party to end all faculty parties forever.

Invitation to a Beheading

Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679725318
Format: PDF
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As the judge whispers the death sentence to Cincinnatus, a torturous period of waiting begins