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Lectures on Russian Literature

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Publisher Comments:

This collection complements Nabokov's widely praised Lectures on Literature, which the Washington Post Book World ranked "with Flaubert's letters, James' prefaces and Woolf's diaries as privileged, nourishing, irreplaceable meditations on the art of fiction."

If Nabokov sparkled in those lectures on European authors, he is completely in his element here in this work on the great nineteenth-century Russian writers — Gogol, Turgenev, Groki, Dostoevski, Tolstoy, Chekhov.

Nabokov guides readers through intricacies of plot and character, meticulously detailing facts about Russia at the time, demonstrating his brilliance as a teacher.

Review:

"Nabokov is very good on Tolstoy, Gogol and Chekhov, whom he deems the best fiction writers that 19th century Russia produced. He is better still on Vladimir Nabokov, born 1899. To read his criticism of others is to learn more about Ada, Lolita, Pale Fire, and the rest." Time

Review:

"[Nabokov's] imagination and style lifted his lectures from the level of mere pedagogy into a realm of delight." New Republic

Synopsis:

The author's observations on the great nineteenth-century Russian writers — Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Gorky, Tolstoy, and Turgenev. "This volume...never once fails to instruct and stimulate. This is a great Russian talking of great Russians" (Anthony Burgess). Edited and with an Introduction by Fredson Bowers; illustrations.

About the Author

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and essayist was awarded the National Medal for Literature for his life's work in 1973. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. He is the author of many works including Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and Speak, Memory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156027762
Author:
Nabokov, Vladimir
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Editor:
Bowers, Fredson
Designed by:
Karlinsky, Simon
Designed:
Karlinsky, Simon
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Russian literature
Subject:
Russian literature -- 19th century.
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.72 lb

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"Review" by , "Nabokov is very good on Tolstoy, Gogol and Chekhov, whom he deems the best fiction writers that 19th century Russia produced. He is better still on Vladimir Nabokov, born 1899. To read his criticism of others is to learn more about Ada, Lolita, Pale Fire, and the rest."
"Review" by , "[Nabokov's] imagination and style lifted his lectures from the level of mere pedagogy into a realm of delight."
"Synopsis" by , The author's observations on the great nineteenth-century Russian writers — Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Gorky, Tolstoy, and Turgenev. "This volume...never once fails to instruct and stimulate. This is a great Russian talking of great Russians" (Anthony Burgess). Edited and with an Introduction by Fredson Bowers; illustrations.
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