By Brian Boyd

ISBN-10: 0231158564

ISBN-13: 9780231158565

At the age of twenty-one, Brian Boyd wrote an essay on Vladimir Nabokov that the writer known as "brilliant." In 1991, after gaining specific entry to the writer's files, he wrote a two-part, award-winning biography, Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years and Vladimir Nabokov: the yank Years, that has turn into average interpreting. This assortment good points essays written by way of Boyd after finishing Nabokov's biography, incorporating fabric he gleaned from his study in addition to new discoveries and formulations. This quantity kinds the suitable spouse for readers of Nabokov, forthcoming the writer from a number of angles and perspectives.

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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