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Speak, Nabokov

Michael Maar

Speak, Nabokov

by Michael Maar

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Published by Verso in London, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMichael Maar ; translated by Ross Benjamin
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3527.A15 Z76613 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 148 p. ;
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24581150M
ISBN 101844674371
ISBN 109781844674374
LC Control Number2010290088
OCLC/WorldCa317919470

Presents a fresh perspective on Vladimir Nabokov's life and work. Hunting down clues in the novels, and using the themes that run through Nabokov's fiction to illuminate the life that produced them, this book constructs a psychological and philosophical portrait. Deloris (Lolita) Haze – another pseudonym. The name, Lolita, has been used to identify an underage sexpot since the popularity of this novel, but the character in Nabokov’s book is not at all sexy, except maybe, to a pedophile. She is not pretty, nor charming. She is skinny, freckled, and uses profanity.

The best passage in Think, Write, Speak [is] one that, were I a tattoo person, I would consider advertising on my forearm.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times Book Review “Every interview Nabokov granted was a defense, not only of himself against charges of scandal and obscenity, but also of art, the imagination, and literature itself.   The Nabokov book, “Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews, Interviews, and Letters to the Editor,” is mostly for completists. Nabokov disliked the Q. and A. “I think like a genius.

Vladimir Nabokov was born years ago. His memoir, Speak, Memory, tells of his early life in Russia. The final chapter was a guide to readers and a kind of postmodern joke in which he reviewed Author: Guardian Staff. Nabokov claimed that his favorite book was the just-published Lolita, “the story of a poor, charming girl” who was “caught up by a disgusting and cruel man.” To the suggestion that any of his books could be elucidated by Freudian interpretation, he was indignant: Freud, he proclaimed, “has been one of the most pernicious influences on.


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He wrote in both Russian and English, and his best works, including Lolita (), feature stylish, intricate literary effects. Learn more about Nabokov’s life and work. Speak Memory is the second edition of Nabokovs autobiography, which he initially titled Conclusive Evidence: a mundane, banal and academic title for a book of such effervescent poetry.

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The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Vladimir Nabokov. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

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The main characters of this literature, cultural story are,/5. 'Speak, memory', said Vladimir Nabokov. And immediately there came flooding back to him a host of enchanting recollections - of his comfortable childhood and adolescence, of his rich, liberal-minded father, his beautiful mother, an army of relations and family hangers-on and of grand old houses in St Petersburg and the surrounding countryside in pre-Revolutionary Russia.

German scholar Maar titles his cogent and authoritative study, which mingles Nabokov’s experiences with his art, after the writer’s memoir Speak, is good at decoding a range of.

Speak, Memory, first published in as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised inis an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov's life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, and The : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Speak, Memory Summary. The book begins with a foreword-slash-disclaimer, from Nabokov himself: this book has gone the long way around in getting finished: it's been written, revised, translated, translated again, revised, added to, and published anew.

Nabokov gives us the terms of the game: there are inconsistencies and clumsy additions and. Get this from a library. Speak, Nabokov. [Michael Maar] -- Examines the novels of Vladimir Nabokov for themes that illuminate the Russian writer's life, constructing a psychological and philosophical portrait of the author of such works as "Lolita" and "Pale.

Oddly enough, my publishing misfortune spurred a fascination with Nabokov that continues to this day. While reading “Think, Write, Speak:. Speak, Memory is a novelistic memoir written by Russian-born writer Vladimir Nabokov, published in Speak, Memory covers Nabokov's life from his childhood in an aristocratic family in pre-revolutionary Saint Petersburg, through his time at Cambridge University in England, to his life in the Russian émigré community in Paris and Berlin.

Speak, Memory is an autobiographical memoir by writer Vladimir book includes individual short stories published between and to create the first edition in Nabokov's revised and extended edition appeared in "The Nabokov book, Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews, Interviews, and Letters to the Editor, is mostly for completists.

(T)wo-thirds of Think, Write, Speak is made up of interviews, more than 80 of them, most conducted after the publication of Lolita. Vladimir Nabokov follows this intriguing precept, which he announces in Speak, Memory, with vigor in the book, fondling the minute sensory and surface details of what he loved as a boy (especially butterflies, on which he became a renowned expert) while skimming over the particulars of major events, such as the exile from Russia of his liberal.

In Maar’s latest book, Speak, Nabokov, forthcoming from Verso, he takes a wide-ranging approach to Vladimir Nabokov’s genius, tracing hidden themes that run through the author’s oeuvre so as to illuminate his life. Maar describes Nabokov’s work as “a forest in which it.

About Speak, Memory. Speak, Memory, first published in as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised inis an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov’s life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, and The Defense."Memory" in "Speak, Memory " isn't just half of the title: it's the obsession on which the whole book is built.

For Nabokov, memory is a constantly shifting set of impressions and images, and he's set on putting down (and then revising) an account of his life and time—and .The sly illusion in Nabokov’s memoir resides in the very title, Speak, Memory, which evokes the idea of an earnest scribe waiting for the mythical Greek goddess Mnemosyne to talk so that he can scrupulously transcribe the Speak, Memory, we learn in Nabokov’s foreword, wasn’t the book’s first memoir was initially published in as Conclusive Evidence, though that.