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Vladimir Nabokov : the American years

Author: Brian Boyd
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of Lolita catapulted him to world fame and financial security.
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Genre/Form: Biographie 1940-1977
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir V Nabokov; Vladimir Nabokov; Vladimir Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Nabokov
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Boyd
ISBN: 069106797X 9780691067971 9780691024714 0691024715
OCLC Number: 22906836
Notes: "Sections of this book have appeared elsewhere in slightly different form: chapter 5 (Shenandoah) and chapter 24 (Russian Literature Triquarterly"--Title page verso.
Author is a New Zealander.
Awards: Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Books 1992 (United States)
Description: xiv, 783 pages [32] pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. America --
1. Refuge: New York and Stanford, 1940-1941 --
2. Visiting lecturer: Wellesley and Cambridge, 1941-1942 --
3. Scientist, writer, teacher: Cambridge and Wellesley, 1943-1944 --
4. Permanent impermanence: Cambridge and Wellesley, 1944-1946 --
5. "Bend Sinister" --
6. Teaching literature at last: Cambridge and Wellesley, 1946-1948 --
7. Russian professor: Cornell, 1948-1950 --
8. "Conclusive evidence/Speak, Memory" --
9. Teaching European fiction: Cornell, 1950-1951 --
10. Finding time for "Lolita": Cornell and Harvard, 1951-1953. --
11. "Lolita" --
12. "Lolita" into print, "Pnin" onto paper: Cornell, 1953-1955 --
13. "Pnin" --
14. "Lolita" sparks: Cornell, 1955-1957 --
15. "Eugene Onegin" --
16. "Lolita" explodes: Cornell and after, 1957-1959. pt. 2. Europe --
17. Chased by fame: Europe, America, Europe, 1959-1961 --
18 "Pale fire" --
19. Mask and man: Montreux, 1961-1964 --
20. "Ada" stirs: Montreux, 1964-1966 --
21. Flying high: Montreux, 1966-1968 --
22. "Ada" --
23. Tidying up: Montreux, 1968-1972 --
24. "Transparent things" --
25. Reinventing a life: Montreux, 1972-1974 --
26. "Look at the harlequins!" --
27. Unanswered questions: Montreux, 1974-1977.
Responsibility: Brian Boyd.
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