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Nabokov

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ISBN: 9781501707223 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Vladimir Nabokov described the literature course he taught at Cornell as ""a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures."" Leona Toker here pursues a similar investigation of the enigmatic structures of Nabokov's own fiction. According to Toker, most previous critics stressed either Nabokov’s concern with form or the humanistic side of his works, but rarely if ever the two together. In sensitive and revealing readings of ten novels, Toker demonstrates that the need to reconcile the human element with aesthetic or metaphysical pursuits is a constant theme of Nabokov’s and that the tension between technique and content is itself a key to his fiction. Written with verve and precision, Toker’s book begins with Pnin and follows the circular pattern that is one of her subject’s own favored devices.

Russian Literature 1945-1988

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Book Series: Arbeiten und Texte zur Slavistik ISBN: 9783876903743 Year: Pages: 155 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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Die Reihe Arbeiten und Texte zur Slavistik umfasst Monographien und Sammelbände zur slawistischen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft. Im Zentrum stehen dabei Forschungsbeiträge zur russischen Literatur. Publikationssprachen sind Deutsch und Russisch.

Literary Portraits in the Novels of F. M. Dostoevskij

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Book Series: Vortraege und Abhandlungen zur Slavistik ISBN: 9783876904399 Year: Pages: 128 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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In approaching F. M . Dostoevskij's novels with the express purpose of identifying and determining the function of literary portraiture, one is faced with an unexpected enormous gallery of literary portraits. These are verbal accounts or drawings in words, in which physical appearance and facial expression are described not only to evoke a visual image, but more specifically to discern the inner man. The vast amount of material that came to light in the pursuit of this study has necessitated a selection and omission of equally valid specimens, which would further substantiate that Dostoevskij was a close observer of the physical properties of his characters and that he employed them to delineate psychological and moral disposition.

The Story of an Operetta

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Book Series: Vortraege und Abhandlungen zur Slavistik ISBN: 9783876904283 Year: Pages: 155 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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Few readers of the works of the Russian author Ivan Turgenev are aware of the fact that he occasionally engaged in the writing of libretti. Even fewer people realize that Turgenev was interested in libretti-both theoretically and in practice- for much of his literary career. No attempt has yet been made to study his libretti in their essential context, that of Pauline Viardot׳s music. The present two-part study represent an effort at considering this apect of his life and work. It is based primarily on le Dernier Sorcier [The Last Sorcerer], arguably the best and most important of the Turgenev—Viardot operettas.

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