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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


Stalking Nabokov

Brian Boyd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

At the age of twenty-one, the author wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that Nabokov called “brilliant.” After gaining exclusive access to the writer's archives, he wrote a two-part, award-winning ... 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


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


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


From the Nabokov Archive: Nabokov’s Literary Legacy

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/9780231158572.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, the author talks about Vladimir Nabokov's literary legacy. In 2009 the Japanese magazine Gunzo published a special Nabokov issue on the occasion of the imminent publication of his ... More


Nabokov, Literature, Lepidoptera

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/9780231158572.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, the author talks about Vladimir Nabokov's passion for butterflies and their place in his literature. In researching his biography Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years, the author ... More


Nabokov’s Transition from Russian to English: Repudiation or Evolution?

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/9780231158572.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Vladimir Nabokov's switch from Russian fiction to the English literary tradition. It first considers Alexander Dolinin's “strong” reading of Nabokov's career; Dolinin ... More


Poet, Genius, and Hero

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/9780300108866.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the lives and work of Nabokov and Pushkin. It considers Nabokov's admiration for poet Osip Mandelshtam and the affinity between Nabokov and Mandelshtam as artists and men. It ... More


In Stuttgart and Berlin

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov pursued his musical education, first in Stuttgart with Joseph Haas, in 1920–21, then in Berlin with Paul Juon and Ferruccio Busoni. In Berlin, he became close to his uncle Vladimir, ... More


Introduction

Barbara Straumann

in Figurations of Exile in Hitchcock and Nabokov

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636464
eISBN:
9780748651894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636464.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter compares Alfred Hitchcock and Vladimir Nabokov, the former a filmmaker and the latter a writer. The first section presents a cross-mapping of the two, which focuses on how ... More


Retrospects and Prospects

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/9780231158572.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is the author's keynote delivered in 2000 for a small conference on Vladimir Nabokov's metaphysics at the Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The author reflects on the novelty and ... More


Legacy

Duncan White

in Nabokov and his Books: Between Late Modernism and the Literary Marketplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198737629
eISBN:
9780191801051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737629.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This last chapter considers the way Nabokov tried to shape his legacy once he had become wealthy, successful, and a literary celebrity. It shows how he sought to control not only his books but also ... 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


Memory in the Literary Memoir

Jr. John Burt Foster

in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter considers a range of specimen passages, written in the early and mid-twentieth century, from memoirs by poet and playwright William Butler Yeats and by novelists Vladimir Nabokov and ... More


On the Way to the Author

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/9780300108866.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses several aspects of Nabokov's career in exile including how Lolita, for all its foreignness, at times felt like Russian literature; his success in America, when real migrants ... More


Prose and drama: Negotiations with history

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

A central theme of narrative prose and dramatic theater remained the conflict between an individual and society, increasingly specified as the clash of a man or woman with ongoing historical ... More


Contrasting Modes of Creativity: Artist Counterparts in Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Nabokov

John Burt Foster

in Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190462321
eISBN:
9780190462345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462321.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter probes the distinction between higher and lower levels of artistic creativity developed in works by an intergenerational cohort of supremely gifted Russian writers, with Nietzsche’s ... 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


Inspiration

Duncan White

in Nabokov and his Books: Between Late Modernism and the Literary Marketplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198737629
eISBN:
9780191801051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737629.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

For Nabokov the creative process begins with a vision of the book he is to write in some pre-existing state, something he described in his key lecture-turned-essay ‘The Creative Writer’. In this ... More


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