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The Original of Laura

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Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0307273253
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Original of Laura in PDF by Vladimir Nabokov Full Book and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2013-01-08 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Vladimir Nabokov died in 1977, he left instructions for his heirs to burn the 138 handwritten index cards that made up the rough draft of his final and unfinished novel, The Original of Laura. But Nabokov’s wife, Vera, could not bear to destroy her husband’s last work, and when she died, the fate of the manuscript fell to her son. Dmitri Nabokov, now seventy-five—the Russian novelist’s only surviving heir, and translator of many of his books—has wrestled for three decades with the decision of whether to honor his father’s wish or preserve for posterity the last piece of writing of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. His decision finally to allow publication of the fragmented narrative—dark yet playful, preoccupied with mortality—affords us one last experience of Nabokov’s magnificent creativity, the quintessence of his unparalleled body of work. Photos of the handwritten index cards accompany the text. They are perforated and can be removed and rearranged, as the author likely did when he was writing the novel.


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Shades of Laura

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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN : 0773589678
Pages : 307 pages
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Download Shades of Laura in PDF by Yuri Leving Full Book and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2013-11 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding Nabokov's oeuvre through a detailed look at the posthumous publication of his unrealized novel.


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Shades of Laura

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ISBN : 0773589686
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Shades of Laura in PDF by Yuri Leving Full Book and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2013-11-01 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shortly before Vladimir Nabokov died in 1977, he left instructions that the draft for his last novel, The Original of Laura, be destroyed. But in 2008 Dmitri Nabokov, the writer's only child and sole surviving heir, contravened his father's wishes. Formed from novelistic fragments that had been hidden from the public eye for three decades, The Original of Laura is a construction based on the conjecture of the Nabokov estate, publishers, and scholars. Shades of Laura returns to the "scene of the crime," elucidating the process of publishing Nabokov's unfinished novel from its conception - the reproduction of 138 handwritten index cards - to the simultaneous publication of translations of the final text in several languages. The essays in this collection investigate the event of publication and reconstitute the book's critical reception, reproducing a selection of some of the most salient reviews. Critics condemned Dmitri's choice, but as contributors to this volume attest, there are many more "shades" and "nuances" to his decision. The book also endeavours to allow readers to understand and evaluate an incomplete novel; contributors analyze its plot, structure, imagery, and motifs. Published after prolonged public debate, Vladimir Nabokov's The Original of Laura was dubbed "the most eagerly awaited literary novel of this fledgling century." Covering the publication from a broad spectrum of perspectives, this collection reassesses the Nabokov canon and the roots of his literary prestige. Contributors include Paul Ardoin (Florida State University), Gennady Barabtarlo (University of Missouri), Brian Boyd (University of Auckland), Marijeta Bozovic (Colgate University), Maurice Couturier (University of Nice), Lara Delage-Toriel (Strasbourg University), Galya Diment (University of Washington), Leland de la Durantaye (Claremont McKenna College), Michael Juliar (Private collector), Eric Naiman (University of California, Berkeley), Ellen Pifer (University of Delaware), Anna Raffetto (Adelphi Publishing House, Milan), Michael Rodgers (University of Strathclyde), Rien Verhoef (Leiden University), Olga Voronina (Bard College), Tadashi Wakashima (Kyoto University), Michael Wood (Princeton University), and Barbara Wyllie (Slavonic and East European Review).


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Culture and the Rites/Rights of Grief

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443852902
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Culture and the Rites/Rights of Grief in PDF by Zbigniew Białas Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2013-09-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although generally resented and deemed unfavourable for individuals, societies and nations, grief, grievance, and grieving, along with a complex list of epithets that could, under varying circumstances, accompany them – racial grief, political grievance, protracted grieving, chronic grief, traumatic, unresolved grievance – nevertheless occupy a significant place in culture and its manifestations in literature, art, history, science, and politics. Culture and the Rites/Rights of Grief offers an intellectual excursion into realms of potentially regenerative problematics, too frequently dismissed without due consideration. In this light, the volume constitutes a weighty contribution to the field of literary and cultural studies. First and foremost, however, Culture and the Rites/Rights of Grief is to be intellectually enjoyed by readers with an interest in present-day literary, cultural and political phenomena, at the intersection of which grief and grieving execute an imposing presence, albeit one that remains as indeterminate and flitting as the nature of contemporary cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary encounters.


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Concepts in Law and Economics

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ISBN : 0190213973
Pages : 198 pages
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Download Concepts in Law and Economics in PDF by Jim Leitzel Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A comprehensive integration of the fields of law and economics"--


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Stalking Nabokov

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN : 0231530293
Pages : 488 pages
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Download Stalking Nabokov in PDF by Brian Boyd Full Book and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2011-11-08 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the age of twenty-one, Brian Boyd wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that the famous author called "brilliant." After gaining exclusive access to the writer's archives, he wrote a two-part, award-winning biography, Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years (1990) and Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years (1991). This collection features essays written by Boyd since completing the biography, incorporating material he gleaned from his research as well as new discoveries and formulations. Boyd confronts Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd offers new ways of reading Nabokov's best English-language works: Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, and he discloses otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections, Boyd recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's biography and his unusual finds in the archives, including materials still awaiting publication. The first to focus on Nabokov's metaphysics, Boyd cautions against their being used as the key to unlock all of the author's secrets, showing instead the many other rooms in Nabokov's castle of fiction that need exploring, such as his humor, narrative invention, and psychological insight into characters and readers alike. Appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever the author's multifaceted genius.


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Between Rhyme and Reason

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN : 1487502990
Pages : 440 pages
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Download Between Rhyme and Reason in PDF by Stanislav Shvabrin Full Book and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2019-05-28 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using familiar and previously unknown materials, Stanislav Shvabrin has created an interpretative chronicle of Vladimir Nabokov's dialogic engagement with his peers in the field of literary translation, mapping his evolution as translator and translation theorist.


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Intertextuality, Intersubjectivity, and Narrative Identity

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ISBN : 1443862584
Pages : 180 pages
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Download Intertextuality, Intersubjectivity, and Narrative Identity in PDF by Péter Gaál-Szabó Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2017-01-06 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intertextuality, Intersubjectivity, and Narrative Identity presents recent findings and opens new vistas for research by mapping the potential interconnections of intertextuality and intersubjectivity across a range of fields. Multidisciplinary in its focus, it incorporates various research foci and topoi across time and space. It is largely orchestrated around issues of identity in the fields of narration, gender, space, and trauma in British, Irish, American, South African, and Hungarian contexts. The contributions here centre on narrative identity, mediality, and spatiotemporality; modernism and revivalism; cultural memory, counter-histories, and place; female Künstlerdramas and war testimonies; and parasitical intersubjectivity, trauma, and multiple captivities in slave narratives. The volume brings together the seasoned insight of established researchers and the vivacious freshness of young scholars, providing an engaging read. Ultimately, it will prove to be relevant to researchers, teachers, and the general public given its unique approaches and the diversity of the topics explored.


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Nabokov and Nietzsche

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ISBN : 1501339583
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Nabokov and Nietzsche in PDF by Michael Rodgers Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2018-04-19 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nabokov and Nietzsche: Problems and Perspectives addresses the many knotted issues in the work of Vladimir Nabokov – Lolita's moral stance, Pnin's relationship with memory, Pale Fire's ambiguous internal authorship – that often frustrate interpretation. It does so by arguing that the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, as both a conceptual instrument and a largely unnoticed influence on Nabokov himself, can help to untie some of these knots. The study addresses the fundamental problems in Nabokov's writing that make his work perplexing, mysterious and frequently uneasy rather than simply focusing on the literary puzzles and games that, although inherent, do not necessarily define his body of work. Michael Rodgers shows that Nietzsche's philosophy provides new, but not always palatable, perspectives in order to negotiate interpretative impasses, and that the uneasy aspects of Nabokov's work offer the reader manifold rewards.


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Nabokov and his Books

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0191057614
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Nabokov and his Books in PDF by Duncan White Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the outbreak of the Second World War Vladimir Nabokov stood on the brink of losing everything all over again. The reputation he had built as the pre-eminent Russian novelist in exile was imperilled. In Nabokov and his Books, Duncan White shows how Nabokov went to America and not only reinvented himself as an American writer but also used the success of Lolita to rescue those Russian books that had been threatened by obscurity. Using previously unpublished and neglected material, White tells the story of Nabokov the professional writer and how he sought to balance his late modernist aesthetics with the demands of a booming American literary marketplace. As Nabokov's reputation grew so he took greater and greater control of how his books were produced, making the material form of the book—including forewords, blurbs, covers—part of the novel. In his later novels, including Pale Fire, Ada, and Transparent Things, the idea of the novelist losing control of his work became the subject of the novels themselves. These plots were replicated in Nabokov's own biography, as he discovered his inability to control the forces the market success of Lolita had unleashed. With new insights into Nabokov's life and work, this book reconceptualises the way we think about one of the most important and influential novelists of the twentieth century.


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Symbolism 15

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110449072
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Symbolism 15 in PDF by Rüdiger Ahrens Full Book and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2015-10-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While paratexts – among them headnotes, footnotes, or endnotes – have never been absent from American literature, the last two decades have seen an explosion of the phenomenon, including (mock) scholarly footnotes, to an extent that they seem to take over the text itself. In this Special Focus we shall attempt to find the reasons for this astonishing development. In our first (diachronic) section we shall explore such texts as might have fostered the present boom, from fictions by Edgar Allan Poe to Vladimir Nabokov to Mark Z. Danielewski. The second (synchronic) section, will concentrate on paratexts by David Foster Wallace, perhaps the “father” of the post-postmodern footnote, as well as those to be found in novels by Bennett Sims, Jennifer Egan and Junot Diaz, among others. It appears that, while paratexts definitely point to a high degree of self-reflexivity in the author, they equally draw attention to the textual and authorial functions of the works in which they exist. They can thus cause a reflection on the boundaries between genres like fiction, faction, and autobiography, as well as serving to highlight a host of pedagogical and social concerns that exist in the interstices between fiction and reality.


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The Déjà-vu and the Authentic

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ISBN : 1443839299
Pages : 260 pages
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Download The Déjà-vu and the Authentic in PDF by Jean-Jacques Chardin Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-04-25 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The correlated concepts of the déjà-vu and the authentic suggest that all cultural productions are per se palimpsests whose construction is the result of such processes as reprise, recycling, and recuperating. Reprise is approached as various forms of citation, reference and intertextuality; recycling is defined as commodification and intellectual impoverishment; while recuperating implies the ideological process that makes reappropriation possible. By covering a wide spectrum of research interests, from literature to music, art and the cinema, the seventeen contributions in English or in French explore the political and ethical implications inherent in the creation of culture.


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Nabokov in Motion

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ISBN : 1501386565
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Nabokov in Motion in PDF by Yuri Leving Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-02-10 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adopting the modernist master Vladimir Nabokov as its guide, Nabokov in Motion: Modernity and Movement is an exploration of the radically changing social, historical, technological, and literary culture of the early 20th century, a time when modes of communication and transportation, especially, were changing society in drastic and profound ways. Across seventy microchapters that are by turn serious, ironic, informative, and playful, and which take on topics such as automobiles, trains, airplanes, electricity, elevators, advertisements, telegraphs, and telephones, Yuri Leving offers new ways to understand Nabokov, Russian literature, and technology, modernism, and world material culture. Nabokov's writings are analyzed against a broad context of prose and poetry and from the point of view of what Leving calls the poetics of urbanism in literature. Nabokov in Motion is a ground-breaking exploration of urban and material themes in literature and creates a complex and vibrant cultural fabric of which Nabokov is the master weaver.


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A Disability History of the United States

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Publisher : Beacon Press
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ISBN : 0807022039
Pages : 272 pages
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Download A Disability History of the United States in PDF by Kim E. Nielsen Full Book and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first book to place the experiences of people with disabilities at the center of the American narrative. In many ways, it’s a familiar telling. In other ways, however, it is a radical repositioning of US history. By doing so, the book casts new light on familiar stories, such as slavery and immigration, while breaking ground about the ties between nativism and oralism in the late nineteenth century and the role of ableism in the development of democracy. A Disability History of the United States pulls from primary-source documents and social histories to retell American history through the eyes, words, and impressions of the people who lived it. As historian and disability scholar Nielsen argues, to understand disability history isn’t to narrowly focus on a series of individual triumphs but rather to examine mass movements and pivotal daily events through the lens of varied experiences. Throughout the book, Nielsen deftly illustrates how concepts of disability have deeply shaped the American experience—from deciding who was allowed to immigrate to establishing labor laws and justifying slavery and gender discrimination. Included are absorbing—at times horrific—narratives of blinded slaves being thrown overboard and women being involuntarily sterilized, as well as triumphant accounts of disabled miners organizing strikes and disability rights activists picketing Washington. Engrossing and profound, A Disability History of the United States fundamentally reinterprets how we view our nation’s past: from a stifling master narrative to a shared history that encompasses us all.


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Vladimir Nabokov

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Publisher : Reaktion Books
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ISBN : 9781861896605
Pages : 223 pages
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Download Vladimir Nabokov in PDF by Barbara Wyllie Full Book and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2010-04-15 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Best known for his deeply controversial 1955 novel, Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) is celebrated as one of the most distinctive literary stylists of the twentieth century. 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 written almost entirely on index cards published for the first time in 2009, perhaps against Nabokov’s wishes. This literary biography 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 throughout his works. His expertise as a specialist in butterflies complemented his wide knowledge of Russian and Western European culture, philosophy, and history, and informed the themes of transformation and transcendence that dominate his work. Wyllie traces his lifelong preoccupations with time, memory, and mortality across both his Russian and English works, and she illuminates his distinctive through detailed analysis of his major novels. Wyllie assesses his poetry and prose style alongside Nabokov’s own autobiography, letters, and critical writings—as well as the only recently-published 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 fans of Nabokov and scholars of twentieth century English and Russian literature.


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Anatomy of a Short Story

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ISBN : 1441142630
Pages : 410 pages
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Download Anatomy of a Short Story in PDF by Yuri Leving Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2012-05-24 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique anthology devoted to a single story–“Signs and Symbols” by Vladimir Nabokov–which exposes the way we read and interpret short stories.


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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Download The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in PDF by Edward Gibbon Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1855 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: