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Published: 13 January 2011

282 Pages


ISBN: 9780199603985

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Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play

Thomas Karshan

Oxford English Monographs

  • Paints a new picture of Nabokov as a writer dedicated to the theme of play
  • Draws on Nabokov's early, untranslated Russian writings and on restricted archival manuscripts
  • Provides fresh critical readings of major works, including Lolita
  • Shows a range of new literary sources and contexts for Nabokov's writing
  • Traces the history of play as an artistic idea from German aesthetics to the literary game-playing that is one of the most fascinating characteristics of post-1945 literature