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Vladimir Nabokov : a literary life

Author: David Rampton
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Literary lives (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vladimir Nabokov insisted that a writer's biography should concentrate on what he called the story of a style. In his case this means not only an account of elaborate metaphorical patterns, distinctive syntax, and arcane lexical registers, but a study of the novels' complex human drama, the matrices of literary allusion, the play of ambiguity and contradiction, the recurrence of scenes organized around meditations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir D Nabokov
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Rampton
ISBN: 9780230247239 0230247237
OCLC Number: 785873543
Description: x, 214 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Early Russian fiction --
Russian fiction: 1929-31 --
Major Nabokov: three Russian masterpieces --
New beginnings --
Major Nabokov: three American masterpieces --
Late Nabokov.
Series Title: Literary lives (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: David Rampton.
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A clearly written, insightful study of Nabokov the novelist, providing an expert analysis of the 17 novels he wrote during a career spanning more than 50 years: one of the most impressive,  Read more...

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