Lectures on Russian Literature

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 5, 2017 - Literary Criticism - 352 pages
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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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

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Yes, I am in ecstasies over Nabokov's Lectures on Russian Literature, which takes a look at the 19th century Russian literary canon (specifically Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekov and Gorky), but ... Read full review

Contents

Russian Writers Censors and Readers
1
NIKOLAY GOGOL
15
IVAN TURGENEV
63
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKI
97
LEO TOLSTOY
137
ANTON CHEKHOV
245
MAXIM GORKI
297
On the Rafts
304
Philistines and Philistinism
309
The Art of Translation
315
LEnvoi
323
Back Matter
325
Back Cover
333
Spine
334
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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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