Nabokov Upside Down by Brian Boyd,Marijeta Bozovic

By Brian Boyd,Marijeta Bozovic

Nabokov Upside Down brings jointly essays that explicitly diverge from traditional issues and issues of reference while reading a author whose effect on modern literature is unmatched. students from around the globe right here learn Nabokov when it comes to our bodies instead of minds, belly-laughs instead of erudite wit, servants instead of master-artists, or Asian instead of Western views. the 1st a part of the quantity is devoted to surveys of Nabokov’s oeuvre that rework a few long-held assumptions about the nature of and importance of his work.

Often regarded as one of the such a lot cerebral of artists, Nabokov comes throughout in those essays as profoundly conscious of the actual international, as evidenced by way of his masterly illustration of actual flow, his bawdy humor, and his cognizance to gustatory excitement, between different elements of his writing. The volume’s moment part specializes in person works or levels in Nabokov’s occupation, noting connections between them in addition to to different fields of inquiry past literature. Engaged in dialog with one another and, in his editorial reviews, with Brian Boyd, the essays during this quantity convey Nabokov scholarship carrying on with to resume itself.

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