Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Standard Name: Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich


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Intertextuality and Influence Iris Murdoch
The central plot features the relationship between two writers: Bradley Pearson, whose severe standards have caused him to suffer from writer's block, and Arnold Baffin, a more facile and popular author, discovered by Pearson. Baffin's...
Literary responses Angela Carter
Carter herself called this book a juicy, overblown, exploding gothic lollipop.
Turner, Jenny. “A New Kind of Being”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 21, pp. 7-14.
Lorna Sage saw it as sceptically exploring Otherness, and demonstrating that escaping patriarchy does not mean escaping mythologies. Linden Peach commented that after...
Textual Features Zadie Smith
ZS set Picnic, Lightning, her second story in The May Anthology of 1997, amid louche society in Paris. She acknowledges the influence of Nabokov (whose most famous narrator, Humbert Humbert, has a mother...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Zadie Smith
Her subjects include George Eliot 's Middlemarch, Zora Neale Hurston , Franz Kafka , Vonnegut and Salinger as cult figures, Roland Barthes and Vladimir Nabokov (pitted against each other as attacker and booster of...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mavis Gallant
The essays comprising part one cover such topics as the 1968 student protests in Paris, the writer Marguerite Yourcenar , and the case of Gabrielle Russier , while the reviews of part two take...


1955: Copies of Molloy by Samuel Beckett and Lolita...

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Copies of Molloy by Samuel Beckett and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (both published in France) were seized by British Customs.

1980: Three-Quarter Face: Reports & Reflections...

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Three-Quarter Face: Reports & Reflections by Penelope Gilliatt collected her various reviews and profiles of celebrities (including Nabokov , Hitchcock , Woody Allen , and Diane Keaton ).

15 April 2003: Iranian academic Azar Nafisi published Reading...

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15 April 2003

Iranian academic Azar Nafisi published Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, a remarkable work of social and political commentary intertwined with and expressed through literary criticism.


Lermontov, Mikhail Yurevich. “Introduction and Notes”. A Hero of Our Times, translated by. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov and Dmitri Vladimirovich Nabokov, Doubleday, 1958.