Nabokov's Theatrical Imagination

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 12, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 217 pages
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Drawing on a wealth of unpublished archival material, this study offers a comprehensive assessment of the importance of theatrical performance in Vladimir Nabokov's thinking and writing. Siggy Frank provides fresh insights into Nabokov's wider aesthetics and arrives at new readings of his narrative fiction. As well as emphasizing the importance of theatrical performance to our understanding of Nabokov's texts, she demonstrates that the theme of theatricality runs through the central concerns of Nabokov's art and life: the nature of fiction, the relationship between the author and his fictional world, textual origin and derivation, authorial control and textual property, literary appropriations and adaptations, and finally the transformation of the writer himself from the Russian émigré writer Sirin to the American novelist Nabokov.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Man from the USSR The Event and Invitation to a Beheading
67
performing identities
187
Bibliography
195
Index
213
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Siggy Frank is Lecturer in Russian Studies at the University of Nottingham.

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