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Download e-book for iPad: Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures by Leona Toker

By Leona Toker

ISBN-10: 0801422116

ISBN-13: 9780801422119

ISBN-10: 1501707221

ISBN-13: 9781501707223

Vladimir Nabokov defined the literature path he taught at Cornell as "a form of detective research of the secret of literary structures." Leona Toker right here pursues the same research of the enigmatic buildings of Nabokov's personal fiction. in keeping with Toker, so much earlier critics under pressure both Nabokov’s main issue with shape or the humanistic facet of his works, yet hardly ever if ever the 2 jointly. In delicate and revealing readings of ten novels, Toker demonstrates that the necessity to reconcile the human point with aesthetic or metaphysical objectives is a continuing topic of Nabokov’s and that the stress among process and content material is itself a key to his fiction. Written with verve and precision, Toker’s ebook starts off with Pnin and follows the round development that's considered one of her subject’s personal favorite devices.

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