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The Resource Authorship in Nabokov's prefaces, by Jacqueline Hamrit

Authorship in Nabokov's prefaces, by Jacqueline Hamrit

Label
Authorship in Nabokov's prefaces
Title
Authorship in Nabokov's prefaces
Statement of responsibility
by Jacqueline Hamrit
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Whereas literary criticism has mainly oscillated between "the death of the author" (Barthes) and "the return of the author" (Couturier), this work suggests another perspective on authorship through an analysis of Nabokov's prefaces. It is here argued that the author, being neither dead nor tyrannical, alternates between authoritative apparitions and receding disappearances in the double gesture of mastery without mastery which Derrida calls 'exappropriation', that is, a simultaneous attempt to appropriate one's work, control it, have it under one's power and expropriate it, losing control by loosening one's grip. The intention of this is to approach, through one's experience of reading and interpreting, the experience of self-effacement and impersonality pertaining to writing (cf. Blanchot). Prefaces are considered to be suitable places for the deconstruction of the classical image of Nabokov's arrogance through the unearthing of his reserve and vulnerability. This work provides an account of the mere intuition (which, therefore, does not pretend to be a conclusive and definitive interpretation) of another image of Nabokov whose undeniable talent for deception seems in accordance with a need for discretion and secrecy. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamrit, Jacqueline
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3527.A15
LC item number
Z728 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prefaces
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Label
Authorship in Nabokov's prefaces, by Jacqueline Hamrit
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. On a Book Entitled Lolita -- Pulbishers and first readers -- Good readers and good interpretations -- The author as a Janus-like person -- 2. Introduction to Bend Sinister -- The author confronting reality -- The author facing his characters -- The author and his text -- 3. Foreward to Speak, Memory -- The author building his work -- The author writing thanks to remembering -- The author facing himself when writing an autobiography
Control code
891853651
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 145 pages
Isbn
9781443866828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891853651
Label
Authorship in Nabokov's prefaces, by Jacqueline Hamrit
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. On a Book Entitled Lolita -- Pulbishers and first readers -- Good readers and good interpretations -- The author as a Janus-like person -- 2. Introduction to Bend Sinister -- The author confronting reality -- The author facing his characters -- The author and his text -- 3. Foreward to Speak, Memory -- The author building his work -- The author writing thanks to remembering -- The author facing himself when writing an autobiography
Control code
891853651
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 145 pages
Isbn
9781443866828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891853651

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