The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov by Julian W. ConnollyThe Cambridge Companion to Nabokov by Julian W. Connolly

The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov

EditorJulian W. Connolly

Paperback | June 20, 2005

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The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov provides a concise introduction to the creative world of one of the twentieth century's most important writers. Fourteen individual essays cover such topics as Nabokov's storytelling techniques, his achievements as a short story writer, his evolution as a novelist, his relationship to the literary currents of his day, his world-view, and his lasting artistic legacy, particularly through Lolita, his most famous and controversial work. The volume also contains a chronology of his life and a guide to further reading.
Julian Connolly is Professor and Department Chair of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to NabokovFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:June 20, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052153643X

ISBN - 13:9780521536431

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Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction: the many faces of Vladimir Nabokov Julian W. Connolly; Part I. Contexts: 1. Strong opinions and nerve points: Nabokov's life and art Zoran Kuzmanovich; 2. Nabokov as storyteller Brian Boyd; 3. Nabokov as a Russian writer Alexander Dolinin; 4. 'By some sleight of land': how Nabokov rewrote America Susan Elizabeth Sweeney; 5. Nabokov and modernism John Burt Foster, Jr.; Part II. Works: 6. Nabokov as poet Barry Scherr; 7. Nabokov's short fiction Priscilla Meyer; 8. The major Russian novels Julian W. Connolly; 9. From Sirin to Nabokov: the transition to English Neil Cornwell; 10. Nabokov's biographical impulse: art of writing lives Galya Diment; 11. The Lolita phenomenon from Paris to Tehran Ellen Pifer; 12. Nabokov's late fiction Michael Wood; Part III. Related Worlds: 13. Nabokov and cinema Barbara Wyllie; 14. Nabokov's world view Leona Toker; A guide to further reading.

Editorial Reviews

"I recommend it to anyone interested in Nabokov."
Eric Naiman, Slavic and East European Journal