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Nabokov, history and the texture of time

Will Norman 1978-


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  • Title:
    Nabokov, history and the texture of time
  • Author: Will Norman 1978-
  • Description: Nabokov in literary history -- The Real Life of Sebastian Knight and the modernist impasse -- Nabokov, Benjamin and historical resistance -- Totalitarian time: the struggle for autonomy in Bend Sinister -- Freudian time: Lolita, psychoanalysis and the Holocaust -- Swiss time: Cold War pastoral in late Nabokov -- Conclusion: reading Nabokov's dialectics.
    This book argues that the apparent evasion of history in Vladimir Nabokov's fiction conceals a profound engagement with social, and therefore political, temporalities. While Nabokov scholarship has long assumed the same position as Nabokov himself - that his works exist in a state of historical exceptionalism - this study restores the content, context, and commentary to Nabokovian time by reading his American work alongside the violent upheavals of twentieth-century ideological conflicts in Europe and the United States. This approach explores how the author's characteristic temporal manipul
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: New York : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (223 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-64379-0;ISBN 0-203-10806-X;ISBN 1-136-26436-1
  • Subjects: Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation; Social history in literature; Time in literature; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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