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Vladimir Nabokov free pdf 'I am almost exclusively a writer, and my style is all I have', wrote Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977). Best known for his deeply controversial 1955 novel "Lolita", Nabokov is celebrated as a prolific author and poet in both Russian and English. 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 to be published posthumously, and for the first time, in November 2009. This book 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 across the span of his works. His expertise in butterflies complemented his wide knowledge of Russian and European culture, philosophy and history, and informed the themes of transformation and transcendence that dominate his work. Lifelong preoccupations with time, memory and mortality, as well as creativity and identity, are traced across Nabokov's poetry and prose whilst his distinctive style is illuminated through detailed analysis of the major texts. Wyllie assesses the work alongside the author's own autobiography, letters and critical writings - as well as "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 anyone studying Nabokov, and will also appeal to readers interested in twentieth-century English and Russian literature.

About Barbara Wyllie

Barbara Wyllie is Deputy Editor of The Slavonic and East European Review. She is the author of Nabokov at the Movies: Film Perspectives in Fiction, and has contributed to many works, including The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov and the Reference Guide to Russian Literature.

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Author : Barbara Wyllie
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Data Published : 01 February 2010
ISBN : 1861896603
EAN : 9781861896605
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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