Robert Golla's Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov (Literary Conversations PDF

By Robert Golla

This quantity brings jointly candid, revealing interviews with one of many 20th century�s grasp prose writers. Vladimir Nabokov (1899�1977) used to be a Russian American scientist, poet, translator, and professor of literature. Critics in the course of the global celebrated him for constructing the luminous and enigmatic type which complicated the bounds of contemporary literature greater than any writer when you consider that James Joyce. In a profession that spanned over six a long time, he produced dozens of iconic works, together with Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and his vintage autobiography, Speak, Memory.

The twenty-eight interviews and profiles during this assortment have been drawn from Nabokov�s various print and broadcast appearances over a interval of 19 years. starting with the talk surrounding the yankee ebook of Lolita in 1958, he bargains trenchant, witty perspectives on society, literature, schooling, the function of the writer, and more than a few different themes. He discusses the varied literary and symbolic allusions in his paintings, his use of parody and satire, in addition to analyses of his personal literary influences.

Nabokov additionally supplied an in depth portrait of his life�from his aristocratic early life in pre-revolutionary Russia, schooling at Cambridge, apprenticeship as an �migr� author within the capitals of Europe, to his choice in 1940 to immigrate to the U.S., the place he accomplished renown and garnered a global readership. The interviews during this assortment are crucial for looking a clearer knowing of the lifestyles and paintings of an writer who was once pivotal in shaping the panorama of up to date fiction.

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