1st Edition

Nabokov at the Limits
Redrawing Critical Boundaries

ISBN 9781138012042
Published March 19, 2014 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

The eleven contributors to this volume investigate the connections between Nabokov's output and the fields of painting, music, and ballet.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword, Acknowledgments, Abbreviations, Introduction, Chapter 1: Ada's "Malbrough s'en va-t-en guerre", Chapter 2: Music in the Theater of the Mind: Opera and Vladimir Nabokov, Chapter 3: Resonances of Popular Music in Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, Chapter 4: The Quest for a Natural Melody in the Fiction of Vladimir Nabokov, Chapter 5: Vladimir Nabokpv's Invitation to a Beheading and Igor Stravinsky's Petrushka, Chapter 6: "Ballet Attitudes": Nabokov's Lolita and Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty, Chapter 7: Pninian Performatives, Chapter 8: Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock and Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire, Chapter 9: European Art: A Framing Device?, Chapter 10: Nabokov and Comic Art, Chapter 11: Nabokov's Painted Parchments, Bibliography, Contributors

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Lisa Zunshine


"...Nabakov scholars...will find it indispensible." -- Choice