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A Nabokov: The Origins of the American Revolution
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A Nabokov: The Origins of the American Revolution Hardcover - 1989

by Leona Toker


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Vladimir Nabokov described the literature course he taught at Cornell as "a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures." Leona Toker here pursues a similar investigation of the enigmatic structures of Nabokov's own fiction. According to Toker, most previous critics stressed either Nabokov's concern with form or the humanistic side of his works, but rarely if ever the two together. In sensitive and revealing readings of ten novels, Toker demonstrates that the need to reconcile the human element with aesthetic or metaphysical pursuits is a constant theme of Nabokov's and that the tension between technique and content is itself a key to his fiction. Written with verve and precision, Toker's book begins with Pnin and follows the circular pattern that is one of her subject's own favored devices.

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  • Title A Nabokov: The Origins of the American Revolution
  • Author Leona Toker
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition 1st Edition
  • Pages 262
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date 1989-03-09
  • ISBN 9780801422119 / 0801422116
  • Weight 1.22 lbs (0.55 kg)
  • Dimensions 9 x 6 x 0.75 in (22.86 x 15.24 x 1.91 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 20th Century
    • Cultural Region: Russian
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 88-47927
  • Dewey Decimal Code 813.54

About the author

Leona Toker is Professor of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author most recently of Towards the Ethics of Form in Fiction: Narratives of Cultural Remission.

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