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Vladimir Nabokov : the American Years

Author: Brian Boyd
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2016] ©1991
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Biography
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Boyd
ISBN: 9781400884032 1400884039
OCLC Number: 979633885
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Introduction --
PART I: 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 --
PART II: 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 --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Brian Boyd.
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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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