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Stalking Nabokov: Selected Essays
By Brian Boyd
At the age of twenty-one, Brian Boyd wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that the famous author called "brilliant." In this collection of essays, Boyd confronts Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, and Tolstoy. He offers new ways of reading Nabokov's best English-language works: "Lolita," "Pale Fire," "Ada," and the unparalleled autobiography, "Speak, Memory," and he discloses otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections, Boyd recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's biography and his unusual finds in the archives, including materials still awaiting publication.
- ISBN: 9780231158565
- Publisher: Columbia University Press
- Pages: 452
- Language: English