The prose writings of Vladimir Nabokov shape probably the most exciting oeuvres of the 20 th century. His novels, which come with Despair, Lolita and Pale Fire, were celebrated for his or her stylistic artistry, their formal complexity, and their specific therapy of topics of reminiscence, exile, loss, and desire.
This number of essays deals readings of a number of novels in addition to discussions of Nabokov's alternate of perspectives approximately literature with Edmund Wilson, and his position within the Sixties and modern renowned culture.
The quantity brings jointly a various crew of Nabokovian readers, of greatly divergent scholarly backgrounds, pursuits, and techniques. jointly they shift the focal point from the manipulative video games of writer and textual content to the stressed and occasionally resistant reader, and recommend new methods of having fun with those eternally attention-grabbing texts.
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