Brian Boyd Stalking Nabokov: Selected Essays Book

Brian Boyd Stalking Nabokov: Selected Essays Book

Stalking Nabokov: Selected Essays

At the age of twenty one, Brian Boyd wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that the famous author called brilliant After gaining exclusive access to the writer s archives, he wrote a two part, award winning biography, Vladimir Nabokov The Russian Years 1990 and Vladimir Nabokov The American Years 1991 This collection features essays written by Boyd since completing

At the age of twenty one, Brian Boyd wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that the famous author called brilliant After gaining exclusive access to the writer s archives, he wrote a two part, award winning biography, Vladimir Nabokov The Russian Years 1990 and Vladimir Nabokov The American Years 1991 This collection features essays written by Boyd since completing the biography, incorporating material he gleaned from his research as well as new discoveries and formulations.

Boyd confronts Nabokov s life, career, and legacy his art, science, and thought his subtle humor and puzzle like storytelling his complex psychological portraits and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis Boyd offers new ways of reading Nabokov s best English language works Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, and he discloses otherwise unknown information about the author s world Sharing his personal reflections, Boyd recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov s biography and his unusual finds in the archives, including materials still awaiting publication The first to focus on Nabokov s metaphysics, Boyd cautions against their being used as the key to unlock all of the author s secrets, showing instead the many other rooms in Nabokov s castle of fiction that need exploring, such as his humor, narrative invention, and psychological insight into characters and readers alike Appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand than ever the author s multifaceted genius.

Title : Stalking Nabokov: Selected Essays
Author :  Brian Boyd
Language : English
Isbn : 0231158564
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 452 pages

Rating: 4.9

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