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Author Boyd, Brian, 1952-

Title Vladimir Nabokov : the American years / Brian Boyd
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1991]
©1991
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 783 pages 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
Contents pt. 1. America -- 1. Refuge: New York and Stanford, 1940-1941 -- 2. Visiting lecturer: Wellesley and Cambridge, 1941-1942 -- 3. Scientist, writer, teacher: Cambridge and Wellesley, 1943-1944 -- 4. Permanent impermanence: Cambridge and Wellesley, 1944-1946 -- 5. "Bend Sinister" -- 6. Teaching literature at last: Cambridge and Wellesley, 1946-1948 -- 7. Russian professor: Cornell, 1948-1950 -- 8. "Conclusive evidence/Speak, Memory" -- 9. Teaching European fiction: Cornell, 1950-1951 -- 10. Finding time for "Lolita": Cornell and Harvard, 1951-1953. -- 11. "Lolita" -- 12. "Lolita" into print, "Pnin" onto paper: Cornell, 1953-1955 -- 13. "Pnin" -- 14. "Lolita" sparks: Cornell, 1955-1957 -- 15. "Eugene Onegin" -- 16. "Lolita" explodes: Cornell and after, 1957-1959
pt. 2. Europe -- 17. Chased by fame: Europe, America, Europe, 1959-1961 -- 18 "Pale fire" -- 19. Mask and man: Montreux, 1961-1964 -- 20. "Ada" stirs: Montreux, 1964-1966 -- 21. Flying high: Montreux, 1966-1968 -- 22. "Ada" -- 23. Tidying up: Montreux, 1968-1972 -- 24. "Transparent things" -- 25. Reinventing a life: Montreux, 1972-1974 -- 26. "Look at the harlequins!" -- 27. Unanswered questions: Montreux, 1974-1977
Summary The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of Lolita catapulted him to world fame and financial security
Notes "Sections of this book have appeared elsewhere in slightly different form: chapter 5 (Shenandoah) and chapter 24 (Russian Literature Triquarterly"--T.p. verso
Author is a New Zealander
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [731]-758) and index
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Subject Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Homes and haunts -- United States.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biographie 1940-1977
Biographie 1940-1977.
Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691024715
069106797X
1400884039 (electronic bk.)
9780691024714
9780691067971
9781400884032 (electronic bk.)