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Vladimir Nabokov : poetry and the lyric voice

Author: Paul Duncan Morris
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Duncan Morris
ISBN: 9781442640207 1442640200 9781442613324 1442613327
OCLC Number: 434559384
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Academic Title awarded by CHOICE Magazine 2010 (United States)
Description: xxv, 447 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : locating Nabokov's poetry --
2. Reading Nabokov's reception : Nabokov, poetry, and the critics --
The émigré reading of Nabokov's poetry --
Nabokov's English poetry and the critics --
Nabokov's Russian poetry and the academics --
Russian literature and the rediscovery of Nabokov's poetry --
3. Nabokov's lyric voice : the poetry of this world and another --
A paradigmatic first poem : rereading 'The rain has flown' --
Poetic consciousness --
The metaphysical Nabokov and the otherworld --
Nabokov's poetry : five themes --
I. Cosmic synchronization --
II. Inspiration --
III. Love's poetry --
IV. The otherworld --
V.A poet of the world --
the poetry of trifles --
Four poems --
i. 'The swift' --
ii. 'Fame' --
iii. 'Restoration' --
iv. 'The ballad of Longwood Glen' --
4. Staged lyricism : the play of poetry and dream-logic in Nabokov's drama --
The waltz invention : the lyric consolation of fantasy --
5. Nabokov and the short story : the lyric heights of a small alpine form --
Finding 'perfection' : Nabokov's lyricism and the short story --
6. Lyricism and the novel : Nabokov's gift for prose --
The gift : a portrait of the novelist as a young poet --
7. A novel snatched from the sun : Nabokov's Pale fire --
'Pale fire' and the poet's pattern : novelistic text and poetic texture --
Conclusion : in place of an ending.
Responsibility: Paul D. Morris.

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Morris re-evaluates Nabokov's poetry and demonstrates that poetry was in fact central to his identity as an author and was the source of his distinctive authorial - lyric - voice.  Read more...

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