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Lectures on Russian Literature
     

Lectures on Russian Literature

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by Vladimir Nabokov, Fredson Bowers (Editor), Simon Karlinsky
 

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The author’s observations on the great nineteenth-century Russian writers-Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Gorky, Tolstoy, and Turgenev. “This volume... never once fails to instruct and stimulate. This is a great Russian talking of great Russians” (Anthony Burgess). Edited and with an Introduction by Fredson Bowers; illustrations.

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The author’s observations on the great nineteenth-century Russian writers-Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Gorky, Tolstoy, and Turgenev. “This volume... never once fails to instruct and stimulate. This is a great Russian talking of great Russians” (Anthony Burgess). Edited and with an Introduction by Fredson Bowers; illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156027762
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/06/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
183,936
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author


Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and essayist was awarded the National Medal for Literature for his life's work in 1973. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. He is the author of many works including Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and Speak, Memory.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 23, 1899
Date of Death:
July 2, 1977
Place of Birth:
St. Petersburg, Russia
Place of Death:
Montreux, Switzerland
Education:
Trinity College, Cambridge, 1922

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Lectures on Russian Literature 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love or even just like reading Russian literature, do yourself the favor of obtaining these lecture notes from Nabokov. Often challenging, even outrageous, as only Nabokov can be, these musings and pondering can only heighten and deepen what must already be an enriching literary journey on which you have embarked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago