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A major reexamination of the novelist Vladimir Nabokov as "literary gamesman," this book systematically shows that behind his ironic manipulation of narrative and his puzzle-like treatment of detail there lies an aesthetic rooted in his intuition of a transcendent realm and in his consequent redefinition of "nature" and "artifice" as synonyms. Beginning with Nabokov's discursive writings, Vladimir Alexandrov finds his world view centered on the experience of epiphany--characterized by a sudden fusion of varied sensory data and memories, a feeling of timelessness, and an intuition of immortality--which grants the true artist intimations of an "otherworld." Readings of The Defense, Invitation to a Beheading, The Gift, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, Lolita, and Pale Fire reveal the epiphanic experience to be a touchstone for the characters' metaphysical insightfulness, moral makeup, and aesthetic sensibility, and to be a structural model for how the narratives themselves are fashioned and for the nature of the reader's involvement with the text. In his conclusion, Alexandrov outlines several of Nabokov's possible intellectual and artistic debts to the brilliant and variegated culture that flourished in Russia on the eve of the Revolution. Nabokov emerges as less alienated from Russian culture than most of his emigre readers believed, and as less "modernist" than many of his Western readers still imagine. "Alexandrov's work is distinctive in that it applies an `otherworld' hypothesis as a consistent context to Nabokov's novels. The approach is obviously a fruitful one. Alexandrov is innovative in rooting Nabokov's ethics and aesthetics in the otherwordly and contributes greatly to Nabokov studies by examining certain key terms such as `commonsense,' `nature,' and `artifice.' In general Alexandrov's study leads to a much clearer understanding of Nabokov's metaphysics."--D. Barton Johnson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Originally published in 1991.
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Titolo: Nabokov's Otherworld (Princeton Legacy ...
Casa editrice: Princeton University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1991
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0691068666
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Dust jacket missing. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. Bookplate on front endpaper, has margin notes and underlining, decent reading copy overall. Cover has some shelf wear and shelf soiling. Missing dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 918297785
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VG+. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG+. First Edition; First Printing. FiBook is VG+, clean and tight; no previous owner's name, no markings in text. Pale purple boards clean, attractive spine, top edge lightly dust spotted. Clean, bright jacket is VG+, no chips or tears, very slight crease to top and center of spine. Not a remainder or ex-library. Codice libro della libreria 56853
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020691068666
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Press; New Jersey, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. Princeton University Press. 1991. FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER in FINE Condition in FINE Dustjacket. First white endpaper has small circular embossed 'Library of" stamp, otherwise book clean, tight, pristine. Unread condition. Dark green endpapers. Carrefully shipped in secure parcel. Codice libro della libreria 509069
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110691068666
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Only light edge wear to DJ, else a fine copy. Codice libro della libreria 039961
Descrizione libro PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, PRINCETON, NJ, 1991. Encuadernacion original. Condizione libro: NUEVO / NEW. 1ª edicion. ALEXANDROV, V. E. NABOKOV'S OTHERWORLD. PRINCETON, NJ, 1991, xiii 270 p. Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Codice libro della libreria 28225
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0691068666
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, Princeton, 1991. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. Inscribed to Joseph Frank and autographed by Vladimir Alexandrov. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 00030317