Lectures on Russian Literature

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich/Bruccoli Clark, 1981 - Literary Criticism - 324 pages
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The author’s observations on the great nineteenth-century Russian writers-Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Gorky, Tolstoy, and Turgenev. “This volume... never once fails to instruct and stimulate. This is a great Russian talking of great Russians” (Anthony Burgess). Edited and with an Introduction by Fredson Bowers; illustrations.

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User Review  - Sasha - Goodreads

Not quite surprised about how much Nabokov admired Chekhov's and Tolstoy's work and not to be outdone, his vitriol was definitely onslaught with Dostoeyvsky's writings which I found as a pet peeve but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Abby - Goodreads

What a delight, to read one of my favorite authors holding court over the rest of my favorite authors (notably, Tolstoy and Chekhov). These lectures -- sometimes delivered to Nabokov's university ... Read full review

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Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and essayist was awarded the National Medal for Literature for his life's work in 1973. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. He is the author of many works including Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and Speak, Memory.

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