Posted in American History

Will Norman's Nabokov, History and the Texture of Time (Routledge PDF

By Will Norman

ISBN-10: 0415539633

ISBN-13: 9780415539630

This booklet argues that the obvious evasion of historical past in Vladimir Nabokov’s fiction conceals a profound engagement with social, and for that reason political, temporalities. whereas Nabokov scholarship has lengthy assumed a similar place as Nabokov himself — that his works exist in a nation of old exceptionalism — this examine restores the content material, context, and remark to Nabokovian time by means of examining his American paintings along the violent upheavals of twentieth-century ideological conflicts in Europe and the U.S.. This approach explores how the author’s attribute temporal manipulations and distortions functionality as a shielding dialectic opposed to heritage, an try and salvage fiction for self reliant aesthetics. Tracing Nabokov’s realizing of the connection among heritage and aesthetics from nineteenth-century Russia via eu modernism to the postwar American academy, the publication deals specified contextualized readings of Nabokov’s significant writings, exploring the tensions, fissures, and screw ups in Nabokov’s makes an attempt to claim aesthetic keep an eye on over historic time. In analyzing his reaction to the increase of totalitarianism, the Holocaust, and chilly warfare, Norman redresses the commonly-expressed admiration for Nabokov’s heroic resistance to historical past by means of suggesting the moral, aesthetic, and political expenditures of studying and writing in its denial. This book offers a rethinking of Nabokov’s situation in literary heritage, the ideological impulses which tell his fiction, and the significance of temporal aesthetics in negotiating the matrices of modernism.

Show description

Read or Download Nabokov, History and the Texture of Time (Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature) PDF

Similar american history books

Read e-book online Four Years Under Marse Robert (1903) PDF

On the first blush this identify may perhaps strike one as misguided, missing in dignity, and bordering at the sensational. but the writer prefers it to the other and is able to protect it; whereas admitting, even though this can look inconsistent, that reasons are so as. no longer one among his males used to be an exact follower of Robert Lee for 4 complete years.

Towson (Then and Now) by Melissa Schehlein PDF

Ahead of the beginning of our country, brothers William and Thomas Towson cast a hamlet north of Baltimore at the alternate path to York, Pennsylvania, at its junction with a local American path often called Joppa street. In 1854, Towsontown was once demonstrated because the county seat by means of well known vote, and the cornerstone of the Baltimore County Courthouse was once laid.

Garry J. Nokes's Jeffersonville, Indiana (Images of America) PDF

The Ohio River has nurtured Jeffersonville. The city's leading situation, a bend within the river earlier than the Falls of the Ohio, fostered its improvement right into a neighborhood hub of transportation and trade. every now and then, although, the river lashes out at those that inhabit its beaches. The frigid waters of iciness and early spring occasionally swallow town, leaving dust, ailment, and devastation of their wake.

Stephanie C. Palmer's Together by Accident: American Local Color Literature and PDF

This attention-grabbing account of the neighborhood shuttle coincidence motif inside American neighborhood colour literature deals a reassessment of the cultural paintings performed by means of authors writing throughout the Gilded Age. Stephanie C. Palmer exhibits how occasions like damaged carriage wheels and neglected trains have been utilized by neighborhood colour authors to collect bourgeois and lower-class characters, therefore giving readers the chance to determine modernity entering touch with either rural and concrete existence.

Additional resources for Nabokov, History and the Texture of Time (Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Nabokov, History and the Texture of Time (Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature) by Will Norman


by Christopher
4.0

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 9 votes