Discourse and Ideology in Nabokov's Prose (Studies in Russian and European Literature, V. 7)

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Discourse and Ideology in Nabokov's Prose (Studies in Russian and European Literature, V. 7)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 176 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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基本説明

This collection of essays offers readings of several novels as well as discussions of Nabokov's exchange of views about literature with Edmund Wilson, and his place in 1960s' and contemporary popular culture.

Full Description


The prose writings of Vladimir Nabokov form one of the most intriguing oeuvres of the twentieth century. His novels, which include Despair, Lolita and Pale Fire, have been celebrated for their stylistic artistry, their formal complexity, and their unique treatment of themes of memory, exile, loss, and desire.This collection of essays offers readings of several novels as well as discussions of Nabokov's exchange of views about literature with Edmund Wilson, and his place in the 1960s and contemporary popular culture.The volume brings together a diverse group of Nabokovian readers, of widely divergent scholarly backgrounds, interests, and approaches. Together they shift the focus from the manipulative games of author and text to the restless and sometimes resistant reader, and suggest new ways of enjoying these endlessly fascinating texts.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors                              vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: collusion and collision 1 (12)
David H. J. Larmour
PART I The artist and ideology 13 (28)
The Nabokov-Wilson debate: art versus social 15 (9)
and moral responsibility
Galya Diment
Two organ-grinders: duality and discontent in 24 (17)
Bend Sinister
Brian D. Walter
PART II Discourses of gender and sexuality 41 (48)
Okrylyonnyy Soglyadatay - The winged 43 (16)
eavesdropper: Nabokov and Kuzmin
Galina Rylkova
Getting one past the goalkeeper: sports and 59 (15)
games in Glory
David H. F. Larmour
The crewcut as homoerotic discourse in 74 (15)
Nabokov's Pale Fire
Paul Allen Miller
PART III Lolita 89 (48)
Seeing through Humbert: focussing on the 91 (20)
feminist sympathy in Lolita
Tony Moore
Discourse, ideology, and hegemony: the double 111(26)
dramas in and around Lolita
Elizabeth Patnoe
PART IV Cultural contacts 137(23)
Nabokov and the sixties 139(11)
D. Barton Johnson
Vladimir Nabokov and popular culture 150(10)
Suellen Stringer-Hye
Works cited 160(13)
Index 173