Lectures on literature, Volume 1
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 385 pages
For two decades, first at Wellesley and then at Cornell, Nabokov introduced undergraduates to the delights of great fiction. Here, collected for the first time, are his famous lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers; Introduction by John Updike; illustrations.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wonderperson - LibraryThing
Read this book to hear Nabokov's opinions on Dotsoevski and Gogol who he hates, and for his exact detailed analysis of Tolstoy's Anna Karenin. This guy knows his onions but whether hating the above is ... Read full review
LECTURES ON LITERATUREUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Not really essays, not genial and general E. M. Forster-ish talks either, nor stirring defenses nor rhetorical destructions, these lectures Nabokov prepared and gave at Cornell in the Fifties are just ... Read full review