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- DescriptionVladimir Nabokov held the unique distinction of being one of the most important writers of the twentieth century in two separate languages, Russian and English. Kwn for his verbal mastery and bold plots, Nabokov fashioned a literary legacy that continues to grow in significance. This 2005 volume offers a concise and informative introduction into the author's fascinating creative world. Specially commissioned essays by distinguished scholars illuminate numerous facets of the writer's legacy, from his early contributions as a poet and short-story writer to his dazzling achievements as one of the most original velists of the twentieth century. Topics receiving fresh coverage include Nabokov's narrative strategies, the evolution of his world-view, and his relationship to the literary and cultural currents of his day. The volume also contains valuable supplementary material such as a chrology of the writer's life and a guide to further critical reading.
- Author BiographyJulian Connolly is Professor and Department Chair of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication26/05/2005
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Series TitleCambridge Companions to Literature
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight430 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byJulian W. Connolly
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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