By Brian Boyd
Boyd confronts Nabokov's lifestyles, profession, and legacy; his artwork, technological know-how, and proposal; his refined humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complicated mental photos; and his inheritance from, transforming of, or affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd bargains new methods of studying Nabokov's most sensible English-language paintings: Lolita, light fireplace, Ada, and the extraordinary autobiography, communicate, reminiscence, and he discloses differently unknown information regarding the author's global. Sharing his own reflections, Boyd recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of studying Nabokov's biography and his strange reveals within the documents, together with fabrics nonetheless looking forward to book. the 1st to target Nabokov's metaphysics, Boyd in reality downplays their significance, in its place emphasizing the author's humor, reinvention of narrative risk, and mental renderings of assorted characters to unencumber the larger mysteries. analyzing Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and person, Boyd additional immortalizes his far-reaching, flexible talents.
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Stalking Nabokov by Brian Boyd