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Nabokov's Early Fiction By Julian W. Connolly (University of Virginia)

Nabokov's Early Fiction by Julian W. Connolly (University of Virginia)

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A study of the evolution of Nabokov's prose fiction from the 1920s to the late 1930s. Focusing on masterpieces such as Lolita, Professor Connolly points to the author's manipulation of the relationship between self and other.

Nabokov's Early Fiction Summary

Nabokov's Early Fiction: Patterns of Self and Other by Julian W. Connolly (University of Virginia)

This book traces the evolution of Vladimir Nabokov's prose fiction from the mid-1920s to the late 1930s. While individual works by Nabokov have attracted extensive commentary, the precise contours of Nabokov's development as a writer of fiction have received little attention. Julian Connolly traces this development by focusing on a crucial subject: the relationship between self and other in its various forms (including character to character, character to author, author to reader). At the core of Professor Connolly's analysis is the discovery of a powerful structure of bifurcation in Nabokov's work, between the character dimensions of a protagonist's identity and its latent authorial dimensions. As Nabokov's works grow more sophisticated, the author manipulates the relationship between these two dimensions, creating a series of memorable characters who seek to attain the status of authentic author by shedding that aspect of the self which functions as a character. Julian Connolly's investigation into the relationship between self and other in the early fiction provides an original model for approaching all of Nabokov's fictional writing, and constitutes a major contribution to Nabokov scholarship.

Table of Contents

Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The quest of the other; 2. Altering the themes of life; 3. The evil differentiation of shadows; 4. A fondness for the mask; 5. Dimming the bliss of Narcissus; 6. The struggle for autonomy; 7. The transforming rays of creative consciousness; Notes; Abbreviation; Bibliography of works cited.

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NLS9780521111423
9780521111423
0521111420
Nabokov's Early Fiction: Patterns of Self and Other by Julian W. Connolly (University of Virginia)
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2009-05-07
300
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