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The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita

  • Author: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0718192842
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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When Lolita was first published in 1955 it created a sensation and established Nabokov as one of the most original prose writers of the twentieth century. This annotated edition, a revised and considerably expanded version of the 1970 edition, does full justice to the textual riches of Lolita, illuminating the elaborate verbal textures and showing how they contribute to the novel's overall meaning. Alfred Appel, Jr. also provides fresh observations on the novel's artifice, games and verbal patternings and a delightful biographical vignette of Nabokov. The annotations themselves were prepared in consultation with Nabokov while newly identified allusions were confirmed by him during the final years of his life.

The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita

  • Author: Владимир Владимирович Набоков,Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0679727299
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 457
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The textural discussion accompanying this novel examines the thematic and technical elements which make it a literary classic

Living Without Philosophy

Living Without Philosophy

On Narrative, Rhetoric, and Morality

  • Author: Peter Levine
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791438978
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 292
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Drawing on implications from ethics, theology, law, politics, and education, this book argues that we can decide what is right by describing particular cases in detail, without the aid of ethical theories and principles.

Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita

A Casebook

  • Author: Ellen Pifer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195150325
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 209
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Midway through last century, Lolita burst on the literary scene--a Russian exile's extraordinary gift to American letters and the New World. The scandal provoked by the novel's subject--the sexual passion of a middle-aged European for a twelve-year-old American girl--was quickly upstaged by the critical attention it received from readers, scholars, and critics around the world. This casebook gathers together an interview with Nabokov as well as nine critical essays. The essays follow a progression focusing first on textual and thematic features and then proceeding to broader issues and cultural implications, including the novel's relations to other works of literature and art and the movies adapted from it.

The Aesthetics of International Law

The Aesthetics of International Law

  • Author: Edward M. Morgan
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 0802092519
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 272
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In The Aesthetics of International Law, Ed Morgan engages in a literary parsing of international legal texts. In order to demonstrate how these types of legal narratives are imbued with modernist aesthetics, Morgan juxtaposes international legal documents and modern (as well as some immediately pre- and post-modern) literary texts.

Vladimir Nabokov: 'Lolita'

Vladimir Nabokov: 'Lolita'

  • Author: John Lennard
  • Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks
  • ISBN: 1847600972
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 101
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An illuminating study of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel with special attention to its film versions. From its first publication in 1955 Nabokov's Lolita has been denounced as immoral filth, hailed as a moral masterpiece, and both praised and damne.

Nabokov's Fifth Arc

Nabokov's Fifth Arc

Nabokov and Others on His Life's Work

  • Author: J. E. Rivers,Charles Nicol
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 1477302883
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 334
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In his autobiography Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov compared his life to a spiral, in which “twirl follows twirl, and every synthesis is the thesis of the next series.” The first four arcs of the spiral of Nabokov’s life—his youth in Russia, voluntary exile in Europe, two decades spent in the United States, and the final years of his life in Switzerland—are now followed by a fifth arc, his continuing life in literary history, which this volume both explores and symbolizes. This is the first collection of essays to examine all five arcs of Nabokov’s creative life through close analyses of representative works. The essays cast new light on works both famous and neglected and place these works against the backgrounds of Nabokov’s career as a whole and modern literature in general. Nabokov analyzes his own artistry in his “Postscript to the Russian Edition of Lolita,” presented here in its first English translation, and in his little-known “Notes to Ada by Vivian Darkbloom,” published now for the first time in America and keyed to the standard U.S. editions of the novel. In addition to a defense of his father’s work by Dmitri Nabokov and a portrait-interview by Alfred Appel, Jr., the volume presents a vast spectrum of critical analyses covering all Nabokov’s major novels and several important short stories. The highly original structure of the book and the fresh and often startling revelations of the essays dramatize as never before the unity and richness of Nabokov’s unique literary achievement.

Stalking Nabokov

Stalking Nabokov

  • Author: Brian Boyd
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231158572
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 464
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In this book, Brian Boyd surveys Vladimir Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd also offers new ways of reading Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, disclosing otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections as he recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's life? oeuvre?, he cautions against using Nabokov's metaphysics as the key to unlocking all of the enigmatic author's secrets. Assessing and appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever Nabokov's multifaceted genius.

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

A Literary Life

  • Author: D. Rampton
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137292024
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 214
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A clearly written, insightful study of Nabokov the novelist, providing an expert analysis of the 17 novels he wrote during a career spanning more than 50 years: one of the most impressive, challenging, and controversial literary achievements of our time.

Nabokov's Shakespeare

Nabokov's Shakespeare

  • Author: Samuel Schuman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1628923776
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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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.