Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

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Best known for his deeply controversial 1955 novel, Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) is celebrated as one of the most distinctive literary stylists of the twentieth century. In Vladimir Nabokov, Barbara Wyllie presents a comprehensive account of the life and works of the writer, from his childhood and earliest stories in pre-revolutionary Russia, to The Original of Lauraa€”a novel written almost entirely on index cards published for the first time in 2009, perhaps against Nabokova€™s wishes. This literary biography investigates the authora€™s poetry and prose, in both Russian and English, and examines the relationship between Nabokova€™s extraordinary erudition and the themes that recur throughout his works. His expertise as a specialist in butterflies complemented his wide knowledge of Russian and Western European culture, philosophy, and history, and informed the themes of transformation and transcendence that dominate his work. Wyllie traces his lifelong preoccupations with time, memory, and mortality across both his Russian and English works, and she illuminates his distinctive through detailed analysis of his major novels. Wyllie assesses his poetry and prose style alongside Nabokova€™s own autobiography, letters, and critical writingsa€”as well as the only recently-published The Original of Lauraa€”in order to create a complete and updated picture of the writer in the context of his works. Vladimir Nabokov presents a fascinating portrait of one of the twentieth centurya€™s most eclectic, prolific, and controversial authors. It is an essential read for fans of Nabokov and scholars of twentieth century English and Russian literature.In Vladimir Nabokov, Barbara Wyllie presents a comprehensive account of the life and works of the writer, from his childhood and earliest stories in pre-revolutionary Russia, to The Original of Lauraa€”a novel written almost entirely on ...


Title:Vladimir Nabokov
Author: Barbara Wyllie
Publisher:Reaktion Books - 2010-04-15
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