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Author Norman, Will.

Title Nabokov, History and the Texture of Time
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (223 pages)
Series Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature
Routledge transnational perspectives on American literature.
Contents Front Cover; Nabokov, History and the Texture of Time; Copyright Page; Contents; A Note on the Text; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Nabokov in Literary History; 2 The Real Life of Sebastian Knight and the Modernist Impasse; 3 Nabokov, Benjamin and Historical Resistance; 4 Totalitarian Time: The Struggle for Autonomy in Bend Sinister; 5 Freudian Time: Lolita, Psychoanalysis and the Holocaust; 6 Swiss Time: Cold War Pastoral in Late Nabokov; Conclusion: Reading Nabokov's Dialectics; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book argues that the apparent evasion of history in Vladimir Nabokov's fiction conceals a profound engagement with social, and therefore political, temporalities. While Nabokov scholarship has long assumed the same position as Nabokov himself - that his works exist in a state of historical exceptionalism - this study restores the content, context, and commentary to Nabokovian time by reading his American work alongside the violent upheavals of twentieth-century ideological conflicts in Europe and the United States. This approach explores how the author's characteristic temporal manipulati
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136264361
9781136264368
Other Titles Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature