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Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

First published in 1986, this ground-breaking work addresses two complex and very human emotions—love and erotic passion—as these appear in the great love stories of the world. Starting with the ... More


Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Thomas Karshan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603985
eISBN:
9780191725333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603985.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In a speech given in December 1925, Vladimir Nabokov declared that ‘everything in the world plays’, including ‘love, nature, the arts, and domestic puns’. Each of Nabokov's novels contains a scene of ... More


Afterword

Grant Hardy

in Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199731701
eISBN:
9780199777167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731701.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, World Religions

In reading books, genre is a key consideration. And whether one reads the Book of Mormon from the perspective of American history, American literature, or world scripture, it is important to ... More


Cognitive Argument: The Aesthetic Claim

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter completes the cognitive argument for ethicism by defending the aesthetic claim. It develops the componential and the critical vocabulary arguments in support of the claim. It also ... More


Closing Comments on the Brain and Art

Javier Defelipe

in Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195392708
eISBN:
9780199863525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392708.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter provides some final thoughts on the Brainhow mouse. It uses a metaphor used by the Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) as illustration. Nabokov was a grapheme-color synesthete. ... More


After‐Lives: Postmodern Experiments in Meta‐Auto/biografiction: Sartre, Nabokov, Lessing, Byatt

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This shorter chapter is a coda considering the afterlife of modernism's engagements with life‐writings covered in Part II. It begins by sketching how the ideas traced in this study of imaginary ... More


Samuel Johnson Among the Modernists

Anthony W. Lee (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781942954668
eISBN:
9781789629293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954668.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book brings Johnson more sharply into focus by casting him amongst an unfamiliar milieu and company; likewise, it is hoped that by bringing Johnson to bear on the various authors and topics ... More


The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Adam Piette

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a study of the psychological and cultural impact of the Cold War on the imaginations of citizens in the UK and US. It examines writers working at the hazy borders between aesthetic ... More


Figurations of Exile in Hitchcock and Nabokov

Barbara Straumann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636464
eISBN:
9780748651894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This comparative study of Alfred Hitchcock and Vladimir Nabokov makes an important contribution to cultural analysis by opening up the work of two canonical authors to issues of exile and migration. ... More


No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Steven Belletto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that chance became a complex yet conflicted cultural signifier during the Cold War, when a range of thinkers—politicians, novelists, historians, biologists, sociologists, and ... More


Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Gareth J. Wood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a book about translation and literary influence. It takes as its subject Spain’s most important contemporary novelist, Javier Marías (1951), who worked as a literary translator for a ... More


Introduction

Thomas Karshan

in Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603985
eISBN:
9780191725333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603985.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction begins with Nabokov's claim, in his lecture ‘Play’ of 1925, that ‘everything in the world plays’, and summarises instances and kinds of play in his novels. It sets out the argument ... More


The Zemblan Who Came in from the Cold: Nabokov’s Cold War

Steven Belletto

in No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Vladimir Nabokov has been taken by many readers to be pugnaciously apolitical in his work—indeed, until very recently, few critics have thought of Nabokov as engaging political questions at all. ... More


Nabokov

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Marías's prolonged interest in the work of Vladimir Nabokov is explored in this chapter, starting with a comparison of their public personae. Discussion aims to give a sense of the extent of Marías's ... More


The Nabokov Biography and the Nabokov Archive

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, the author talks about the publication of the second volume of his biography on Vladimir Nabokov and the New York Public Library's acquisition of the Nabokov Archive to become part ... More


Beauty of Soul

Colin McGinn

in Ethics, Evil, and Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238775
eISBN:
9780191598005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238770.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The ‘aesthetic theory of virtue’ or ATV, is the thesis, partly inspired by Thomas Reid, that virtue coincides with beauty of soul and vice with ugliness of soul. The basic idea of ATV is that for a ... More


Letter to Edmund Wilson

Vladimir Nabokov

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter contains Vladimir Nabokov's letter to Edmund Wilson, in which he criticized William Faulkner's novel Light in August that was sent to him by Wilson. In his letter, dated November 21, ... More


Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics

Nina L. Khrushcheva

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108866
eISBN:
9780300148244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108866.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Vladimir Nabokov's “Western choice”—his exile to the West after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution—allowed him to take a crucial literary journey, leaving the closed nineteenth-century Russian culture ... More


Words for Translation

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Literary translators have always used different words for what they are doing: a translation can be an ‘Englishing’, a ‘rendering’, a ‘traduction’, a ‘gloze’, a ‘crib’, a ‘version’ or a ‘conversion;’ ... More


The End

Nina L. Khrushcheva

in Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108866
eISBN:
9780300148244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108866.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the reasons for our unwillingness to forgive Nabokov for his vanity and airs, when the opposite is true for the failings of Gogol, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky. It argues ... More


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