The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov


First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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A collection of 74 articles by 42 international contributors, focusing on all aspects of Nabokov's legacy from his Russian and English periods, including his novels, poems, lectures, translations, chess problems, and lepidoptera studies. Articles survey critical reactions and analyze Nabokov's works from various critical perspectives. Includes a chronology, and bibliographies of primary and secondary works. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Note on References and Abbreviations
Note on Transliteration
Chronology of Nabokov's Life and Works
Ada 3
Ania v strane chudes 18
Bend Sinister 25
Bilingualism 37
Chess and Chess Problems 44
Correspondence 54
Critical Reception 67
The Defense 75
Despair 88
English Short Stories 101
Eugene Onegin 117
The Eye 130
The Gift 135
Glory 169
A Hero of Our Time 178
Humor 184
Invitation to a Beheading 188
King, Queen, Knave 203
Laughter in the Dark 214
Lectures on Don Quixote 226
Lectures on Literature 234
Lectures on Russian Literature 258
Lepidoptera Studies 274
Library 283
Literary Return to Russia 291
Lolita 305
Lolita in Russian 321
Look at the Harlequins! 330
Manuscripts 340
Mary 346
Nabokov and Bely 358
Nabokov and Bergson 367
Nabokov and Blok 374
Nabokov and Chateaubriand 382
Nabokov and Chekhov 389
Nabokov and Dostoevsky 398
Nabokov and Evreinov 402
Nabokov and Flaubert 405
Nabokov and Freud 412
Nabokov and Gogol 420
Nabokov and Gumilev 428
Nabokov and Joyce 433
Nabokov and Kafka 444
Nabokov and Khodasevich 452
Nabokov and Poe 463
Nabokov and Proust 472
Nabokov and Pushkin 482
Nabokov and Shakespeare: The English Works 496
Nabokov and Shakespeare: The Russian Works 512
Nabokov and Tolstoy 518
Nabokov and Some Turn-of-the-Century English Writers 528
Nabokov, Updike, and American Literature 536
Nabokov and Uspensky 548
Nature and Artifice 553
Nikolka Persik 556
Notes on Prosody 561
"The Otherworld" 566
Pale Fire 571
Plays 586
Pnin 599
Poetry 608
Politics 625
"Poshlost'" 628
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight 633
Russian Short Stories 644
The Song of Igor's Campaign 661
Speak, Memory 672
Strong Opinions 685
Style 696
Teaching 705
Three Russian Poets 709
Translation and Self-Translation 714
Transparent Things 725
Uncollected Critical Writings 733
Bibliography 741
Index 783
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