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Pale Fire

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Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN 10 : 0679723420
Pages : 324 pages
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Download Pale Fire PDF Full Free by Vladimir Nabokov and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1962 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue—and "one of the great works of art of this century" (Mary McCarthy)—from one of the leading writers of the 20th century. In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue.


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Nabokov's Pale Fire

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781400823192
Pages : 316 pages
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Download Nabokov's Pale Fire PDF Full Free by Brian Boyd and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2001-10-15 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pale Fire is regarded by many as Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece. The novel has been hailed as one of the most striking early examples of postmodernism and has become a famous test case for theories about reading because of the apparent impossibility of deciding between several radically different interpretations. Does the book have two narrators, as it first appears, or one? How much is fantasy and how much is reality? Whose fantasy and whose reality are they? Brian Boyd, Nabokov's biographer and hitherto the foremost proponent of the idea that Pale Fire has one narrator, John Shade, now rejects this position and presents a new and startlingly different solution that will permanently shift the nature of critical debate on the novel. Boyd argues that the book does indeed have two narrators, Shade and Charles Kinbote, but reveals that Kinbote had some strange and highly surprising help in writing his sections. In light of this interpretation, Pale Fire now looks distinctly less postmodern--and more interesting than ever. In presenting his arguments, Boyd shows how Nabokov designed Pale Fire for readers to make surprising discoveries on a first reading and even more surprising discoveries on subsequent readings by following carefully prepared clues within the novel. Boyd leads the reader step-by-step through the book, gradually revealing the profound relationship between Nabokov's ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and metaphysics. If Nabokov has generously planned the novel to be accessible on a first reading and yet to incorporate successive vistas of surprise, Boyd argues, it is because he thinks a deep generosity lies behind the inexhaustibility, complexity, and mystery of the world. Boyd also shows how Nabokov's interest in discovery springs in part from his work as a scientist and scholar, and draws comparisons between the processes of readerly and scientific discovery. This is a profound, provocative, and compelling reinterpretation of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.


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The Wreath of Wild Olive

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 10 : 0791433668
Pages : 372 pages
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Download The Wreath of Wild Olive PDF Full Free by Mihai Spariosu and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1997-04-24 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the concept of play in Western thought, with special emphasis on the relationship between aesthetics and ethics, and envisions literary discourse as contributing to an alternative mentality based on peace rather than power.


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Creative Madness and Paranoia in Vladimir Nabokov's novels "Lolita" and "Pale fire"

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ISBN 10 : 9783668666832
Pages : 26 pages
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Download Creative Madness and Paranoia in Vladimir Nabokov's novels "Lolita" and "Pale fire" PDF Full Free by Sabine Mercer and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2018-03-21 with total page 26 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.2, Durham University, language: English, abstract: The clinical picture of paranoid narcissism and its inherent contradictions provides a particularly useful framework for revisiting Nabokov’s work. The premise that the novels are studies of paranoid selves, who suffer from an interpretive delirium that rejects the real in order to impose meaning, has not been explored in sufficient depth to date. A more developed understanding of the pathology of paranoia and schizophrenia as delusional disorders helps to elucidate that the protagonists are locked in internally consistent systems of false beliefs. Their alternating states of grandeur and persecution are an implicit critique of Modernism’s tendency to professionalize artists and art criticism.


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Vladimir Nabokov

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 10 : 0415159164
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Vladimir Nabokov PDF Full Free by Norman Page and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Controversial Russian novelist, regarded as the most original prose writer of the twentieth century. Writings include: Lolita. Volume covers the period 1941-1977. Extras: Chronological table of Nabokov's life and works.


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Vladimir Nabokov

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0691024715
Pages : 838 pages
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Download Vladimir Nabokov PDF Full Free by Brian Boyd and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 838 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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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Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (Book Analysis)

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ISBN 10 : 2808019750
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Download Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (Book Analysis) PDF Full Free by Bright Summaries and published by Brightsummaries.com. This book was released on 2019-05-20 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of Pale Fire with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov. The book takes its name from a 999-line poem by the celebrated American poet John Shade, which is accompanied by a lengthy commentary by his editor Charles Kinbote. After Shade's untimely death, Kinbote contrives to secure the rights to edit the poem from his widow, but much of the commentary that follows is focused on his own preoccupations and paranoia, particularly with regard to his homeland of Zembla. The resulting work is a brilliant piece of metafiction which showcases Nabokov's mastery of style and form and leaves the reader continually unsure of Kinbote's true identity and relationship to John Shade. Find out everything you need to know about Pale Fire in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: - A complete plot summary - Character studies - Key themes and symbols - Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


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Vladimir Nabokov

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Publisher : CUP Archive
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ISBN 10 : 0521276713
Pages : 252 pages
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Download Vladimir Nabokov PDF Full Free by David Rampton and published by CUP Archive. This book was released on 1984-07-05 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vladimir Nabokov was always a controversial writer. Long before the publication of Lolita, controversy raged over the virtues of his work. His detractors insisted that he had forsaken the humanistic concerns of the Russian literary tradition, while his supporters claimed that his work actually extended and enriched that tradition. David Rampton faces these apparent contradictions head on and tries to reach a more balanced, integrated view of the novelist's achievement.


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Nabokov at Cornell

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0801439094
Pages : 322 pages
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Download Nabokov at Cornell PDF Full Free by Gavriel Shapiro and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Table of contents


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Nabokov and His Fiction

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0521632838
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Nabokov and His Fiction PDF Full Free by Julian W. Connolly and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1999-08-05 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published in 1999 to mark the centenary of Vladimir Nabokov's birth, this volume brings together the work of eleven of the world's foremost Nabokov scholars offering perspectives on the writer and his fiction. Their essays cover a broad range of topics and approaches, from close readings of major texts, including Speak, Memory and Pale Fire, to penetrating discussions of the significant relationship between Nabokov's personal beliefs and experiences and his art. Several of the essays attempt to uncover the artistic principles that underlie the author's literary creations, while others seek to place Nabokov's work in a variety of literary and cultural contexts. Among these essays are a first glimpse at a little-known work, The Tragedy of Mr Morn, as well as a perspective on Nabokov's most famous novel, Lolita. The volume as a whole offers valuable insight into Nabokov scholarship.


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Nabokov's Art of Memory and European Modernism

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 10 : 1400820898
Pages : 284 pages
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Download Nabokov's Art of Memory and European Modernism PDF Full Free by John Burt Foster Jr. and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1993-02-08 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite Vladimir Nabokov's hostility toward literary labels, he clearly recognized his own place in cultural history. In a fresh approach stressing Nabokov's European context, John Foster shows how this writer's art of memory intersects with early twentieth-century modernism. Tracing his interests in temporal perspective and the mnemonic image, in intertextual "reminiscences," and in individuality amid cultural multiplicity, the book begins with such early Russian novels as Mary, then treats his emerging art of memory from Laughter in the Dark to The Gift. After discussing the author's cultural repositioning in his first English novels, Foster turns to Nabokov's masterpiece as an artist of memory, the autobiography Speak, Memory, and ends with an epilogue on Pale Fire. As a cross-cultural overview of modernism, this book examines how Nabokov navigated among Proust and Bergson, Freud and Mann, and Joyce and Eliot. It also explores his response to Baudelaire and Nietzsche as theorists of modernity, and his sense of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Pushkin as modernist precursors. As an approach to Nabokov, the book reflects the heightened importance of autobiography in current literary study. Other critical issues addressed include Bakhtin's theory of intertextuality, deconstructive views of memory, Benjamin's modernism of memory, and Nabokov's assumptions about modernism as a concept.


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The motive of Exile: Liabilities and possibilities in Vladimir Nabokovs "Pale Fire"

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ISBN 10 : 9783640911806
Pages : 4 pages
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Download The motive of Exile: Liabilities and possibilities in Vladimir Nabokovs "Pale Fire" PDF Full Free by Kerstin Schulze and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2011-05-10 with total page 4 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Oglethorpe University Atlanta (-), course: -, language: English, abstract: Vladimir Nabokov once stated that he considered all literature as fiction, thus regarding fiction and reality as two separate spheres.1 He is right with this assumption when it comes to regard a piece of literature as art and not as a reflection of its author’s life, however, somehow every author leaves his fingerprints on his or her work. It is therefore very interesting to closely watch the various resemblances between Vladimir Nabokov and his novel's characters. Actually, Nabokov employs his own life as a source for his stories, for example is his passion for chess reflected in The Defense, as his love of butterflies results in their pervasive occurence in his books.


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Nabokov's Shakespeare

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ISBN 10 : 9781628923773
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Nabokov's Shakespeare PDF Full Free by Samuel Schuman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2014-07-31 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nabokov's Shakespeare is a comprehensive study of an important and interesting literary relationship. It explores the many and deep ways in which the works of Shakespeare, the greatest writer of the English language, penetrate the novels of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the finest English prose stylists of the twentieth century. As a Russian youth, Nabokov read all of Shakespeare, in English. He claimed a shared birthday with the Bard, and some of his most highly regarded novels (Lolita, Pale Fire and Ada) are infused with Shakespeare and Shakespeareanisms. Nabokov uses Shakespeare and Shakespeare's works in a surprisingly wide variety of ways, from the most casual references to deep thematic links. Schuman provides a taxonomy of Nabokov's Shakespeareanisms; a quantitative analysis of Shakespeare in Nabokov; an examination of Nabokov's Russian works, his early English novels, the non-novelistic writings (poetry, criticism, stories), Nabokov's major works, and his final novels; and a discussion of the nature of literary relationships and influence. With a Foreword by Brian Boyd.


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Nabokov's Palace

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781443824798
Pages : 180 pages
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Download Nabokov's Palace PDF Full Free by Márta Pellérdi and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2010-08-11 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nabokov’s distinguished and unique position in American literature has always been indisputable, but paradoxical. There has always been an element of foreignness in his writing. Nabokov’s Palace, however, aims to discover those sub-texts and inter-textual patterns embedded in Nabokov’s American novels which undeniably contribute towards making these works an integral part of the Anglo-American literary tradition. Aware of this tradition, in some of his late novels Nabokov also provides a literary historical overview of particular themes, such as friendship, melancholy, madness and trance, as they surfaced in literary texts throughout the history of English and American literature. To Nabokov “aesthetic bliss” meant “a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm.” Most of Nabokov’s American novels express—through different elaborate literary structures, themes, motifs and metaphors—these “other states of being” where the “fantastic recurrence” of literary situations and communion with dead poets and writers (Poe, Shakespeare, Hawthorne and Melville, among many others) becomes possible. The American “reality” that some readers miss in his writings (with the exception of Lolita) and the absence of which questions whether Nabokov truly belongs to the Anglo-American tradition, is clearly to be found in the “wayside murmur” of the allusive sub-texts. Nabokov’s Palace is thus recommended for scholars, students and devotees of Nabokov’s fiction who wish to make further discoveries in the distinct “otherworld” of Art in Nabokov’s American novels.


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Vladimir Nabokov

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781442613324
Pages : 481 pages
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Download Vladimir Nabokov PDF Full Free by Paul Duncan Morris and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2011-09-03 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Vladimir Nabokov

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Publisher : Reaktion Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781861897282
Pages : 223 pages
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Download Vladimir Nabokov PDF Full Free by Barbara Wyllie and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2010-04-15 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Best known for his deeply controversial 1955 novel, Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) is celebrated as one of the most distinctive literary stylists of the twentieth century. In Vladimir Nabokov, Barbara Wyllie presents a comprehensive account of the life and works of the writer, from his childhood and earliest stories in pre-revolutionary Russia, to The Original of Laura—a novel written almost entirely on index cards published for the first time in 2009, perhaps against Nabokov’s wishes. This literary biography investigates the author’s poetry and prose, in both Russian and English, and examines the relationship between Nabokov’s extraordinary erudition and the themes that recur throughout his works. His expertise as a specialist in butterflies complemented his wide knowledge of Russian and Western European culture, philosophy, and history, and informed the themes of transformation and transcendence that dominate his work. Wyllie traces his lifelong preoccupations with time, memory, and mortality across both his Russian and English works, and she illuminates his distinctive through detailed analysis of his major novels. Wyllie assesses his poetry and prose style alongside Nabokov’s own autobiography, letters, and critical writings—as well as the only recently-published The Original of Laura—in order to create a complete and updated picture of the writer in the context of his works. Vladimir Nabokov presents a fascinating portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most eclectic, prolific, and controversial authors. It is an essential read for fans of Nabokov and scholars of twentieth century English and Russian literature.


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Nabokov and the Real World

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780691211930
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Nabokov and the Real World PDF Full Free by Robert Alter and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-16 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book collects book includes eleven pieces about Vladimir Nabokov. A common thread connects the articles, which is an underlying sense that Nabokov's fiction resonantly addresses the realm beyond literature that we call, perhaps for want of a better term-and it is a word toward which he himself was dismissive-reality. . . . Nabokov was an existentially serious writer in the midst of being a playful one. He cared deeply about human relationships and their potential distortions, about love and the pain it often entails, and about what was happening in the larger historical theater. He firmly resisted attachment to political parties and trends. Yet he was acutely sensitive to the ways in which political ideologies could pervert or destroy human values and powerfully registered this awareness in several of his novels. His fiction poignantly conveys the burden of loss with which many must live-the loss of loved ones, of moral certainties, of homeland, of language and familiar cultural setting. In what the author has written on Nabokov, he has sought to give this large dimension of Nabokov's novels and stories more attention than it has often received"--