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The Resource Nabokov's Shakespeare, Samuel Schuman ; with a foreword by Brian Boyd

Nabokov's Shakespeare, Samuel Schuman ; with a foreword by Brian Boyd

Label
Nabokov's Shakespeare
Title
Nabokov's Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Schuman ; with a foreword by Brian Boyd
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nabokov's Shakespeare is a comprehensive study of an important and interesting literary relationship. It explores the many and deep ways in which the works of Shakespeare, the greatest writer of the English language, penetrate the novels of Vladimir Nabokov, the finest English prose stylist of the twentieth century. As a Russian youth, Nabokov had read all of Shakespeare, in English. He claimed a shared birthday with the Bard, and some of his most highly regarded novels (Lolita, Pale Fire and Ada) are infused with Shakespeare and Shakespeareanisms. Across a gulf of over three centuries and half the globe, Shakespeare was an enormous influence on the twentieth-century Russian/American author. Nabokov uses Shakespeare and Shakespeare's works in a surprisingly wide variety of ways, from the most casual references to deep thematic links (e.g., Humbert Humbert, the narrator and protagonist of Lolita sees himself as The Tempest's Caliban). Schuman provides a taxonomy of Nabokov's Shakespeareanisms; a quantitative analysis of Shakespeare in Nabokov; an examination of Nabokov's Russian works, his early English novels, the non-Novelistic writings (poetry, criticism, stories), Nabokov's major works, and his final novels; and a discussion of the nature of literary relationships and influence. With a Foreword by Brian Boyd"--
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DLC
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Schuman, Samuel
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3476.N3
LC item number
Z8628 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Nabokov, Vladimir V
  • Shakespeare, William
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare
  • American fiction
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature
  • Rezeption
Label
Nabokov's Shakespeare, Samuel Schuman ; with a foreword by Brian Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Brian Boyd -- Introduction : Shakespeare, Nabokov, and Me -- 1. "The Sun's a Thief:" Nabokov's Shakespeare : Nabokov, English and English Literature ; Theme ; A Taxonomy of Nabokov's Shakespeareanisms ; Preview -- 2. The Russian Works : The Tragedy of Mr. Morn ; "Shakespeare" ; Translations ; Early Prose : The Wood Sprite ; Glory ; The Gift ; Invitation to a Beheading ; Laughter in the Dark ; Despair -- 3. "Which is Sebastian?" What's in a (Shakespearean and Nabokovian) Name? -- 4. No Left Turn, or Something Rotten the State : Bend Sinister and Hamlet -- 5. Hurricane Lolita : The Nabokovian Tempest -- 6. Tempest Point on the Bohemian Sea : PNIN -- 7. The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet : Pale Fire and "Timon of Athens" -- 8. "O What a Noble Mind:" Ada and Hamlet -- 9. The Last Novels : Transparent Things ; Look at the Harlequins! -- 10. A Miscellany of Other English Works : "That in Aleppo Once ..." ; Eugene Onegin ; Speak, Memory ; Reviews and Notes -- 11. Concluding Thoughts -- Appendix. Nabokov and Shakespeare : A Quantitative Approach
Control code
857967300
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 187 pages
Isbn
9781628924268
Isbn Type
(HB)
Lccn
2014003389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023904907
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857967300
Label
Nabokov's Shakespeare, Samuel Schuman ; with a foreword by Brian Boyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Brian Boyd -- Introduction : Shakespeare, Nabokov, and Me -- 1. "The Sun's a Thief:" Nabokov's Shakespeare : Nabokov, English and English Literature ; Theme ; A Taxonomy of Nabokov's Shakespeareanisms ; Preview -- 2. The Russian Works : The Tragedy of Mr. Morn ; "Shakespeare" ; Translations ; Early Prose : The Wood Sprite ; Glory ; The Gift ; Invitation to a Beheading ; Laughter in the Dark ; Despair -- 3. "Which is Sebastian?" What's in a (Shakespearean and Nabokovian) Name? -- 4. No Left Turn, or Something Rotten the State : Bend Sinister and Hamlet -- 5. Hurricane Lolita : The Nabokovian Tempest -- 6. Tempest Point on the Bohemian Sea : PNIN -- 7. The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet : Pale Fire and "Timon of Athens" -- 8. "O What a Noble Mind:" Ada and Hamlet -- 9. The Last Novels : Transparent Things ; Look at the Harlequins! -- 10. A Miscellany of Other English Works : "That in Aleppo Once ..." ; Eugene Onegin ; Speak, Memory ; Reviews and Notes -- 11. Concluding Thoughts -- Appendix. Nabokov and Shakespeare : A Quantitative Approach
Control code
857967300
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 187 pages
Isbn
9781628924268
Isbn Type
(HB)
Lccn
2014003389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023904907
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857967300

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