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Nabokov's Permanent Mystery: The Expression of Metaphysics in His Work

David S. Rutledge

Editore: McFarland, 2010
ISBN 10: 0786460768 / ISBN 13: 9780786460762
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Titolo: Nabokov's Permanent Mystery: The Expression ...

Casa editrice: McFarland

Data di pubblicazione: 2010

Legatura: Soft cover

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Riassunto: This critical text examines the ways in which Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's great writers, structured his works to encapsulate his metaphysical beliefs. It draws examples from Nabokov's novels, stories and nonfiction, revealing a startling consistency in his beliefs over the course of his career, even as the structure of his novels increased in complexity. At the heart of his work is a profound respect for what's missing, for unsolvable riddles, for questions even at the expense of answers. Nabokov's techniques--from wordplay to plotlines--reveal an enduring reverence for permanent mystery.

L'autore: David S. Rutledge teaches English at the University of New Orleans in Louisiana. He has published scholarly works on Nabokov and Dickinson and has edited two anthologies about New Orleans.

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