Entrées par Morgane Allain

Julie Loison-Charles, Vladimir Nabokov ou l’écriture du multilinguisme : mots étrangers et jeux de mots, Paris, Presses Universitaires de Paris-Ouest, 2016.

http://www.lcdpu.fr/livre/?GCOI=27000100784340 « La mondialisation, les mouvements de population et l’accélération des échanges internationaux signifient que nous sommes tous potentiellement étrangers, avec toutes les connotations que ce terme peut porter en lui. Cela implique aussi que le bilinguisme et le recours aux mots étrangers touchent un nombre incommensurable de personnes, qu’il s’agisse des couples de nationalités différentes […]

Alex Beam, The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship, Pantheon, 2016.

Ann Hulbert, « A Portrait of “Literary Malice” », The Atlantic, December 2016. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/cover-to-cover/505847/ In his most recent book, Alex Beam details the disintegration of Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson’s friendship. « The dazzling correspondence between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson, two giants of 20th-century letters who met in 1940 and kept in close touch through the 1950s, […]

Stephen Blackwell & Kurt Johnson (eds.), Fine Lines: Vladimir Nabokov’s Scientific Art, Yale University Press, 2016.

« The book contains 148 of Nabokov’s scientific drawings with detailed explanatory captions by (mostly) Kurt, and six reproductions of VN’s inscription drawings to Véra, along with essays by several scientists and Nabokov specialists who have written about or built upon Nabokov’s lepidoptery. The drawings are nearly all reproduced at their full size (4×6 inches), and […]

Michael Rodgers, Susan Elizabeth Sweeney (Eds.), Nabokov and the Question of Morality. Aesthetics, Metaphysics, and the Ethics of Fiction, Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016.

« A volume that Susan Elizabeth Sweeney co-edited with Michael Rodgers, Nabokov and the Question of Morality: Aesthetics, Metaphysics, and the Ethics of Fiction, has just come out from Palgrave Macmillan. It addresses the vexing issue of Nabokov’s moral stances, arguing that he designed his works as open-ended ethical problems–concerning good or bad reading, God’s existence, […]

Alexia Gassin, L’œuvre de Vladimir Nabokov au regard de la culture et de l’art allemands. Survivances de l’ expressionnisme, Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, Peter Lang, collection « Comparatisme et Société / Comparatism and Society », vol. 32, 2016.

« Jusqu’à présent, les études nabokoviennes ont tendance à ignorer l’influence de la culture allemande sur l’œuvre de Vladimir Nabokov. Ce faisant, elles se conforment aux propos de l’écrivain qui a fréquemment déclaré que, malgré ses quinze années passées en Allemagne (1922–1937), il a toujours évité tout contact avec la langue et l’univers allemands. Pourtant, bien […]

Robert Roper, Nabokov in America. On the Road to Lolita, Walker and Company, 2015.

« The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest […]

Jacqueline Hamrit, Authorship in Nabokov’s Preface, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

« Whereas literary criticism has mainly oscillated between “the death of the author” (Barthes) and “the return of the author” (Couturier), this work suggests another perspective on authorship through an analysis of Nabokov’s prefaces. It is here argued that the author, being neither dead nor tyrannical, alternates between authoritative apparitions and receding disappearances in the double […]

Alexia Gassin et John Pier (dir.), L’effacement selon Nabokov. Lolita versus The Original of Laura, Tours, PUFR, 2014.

Sommaire : Préface par Philippe Chardin. Introduction par Alexia Gassin et John Pier I – Effacements narratifs René Alladaye : « Et le sujet du roman ? Il n’en a pas. » Itinéraires d’effacement, de « Lolita » à « Laura » John Pier : « The Original of Laura » : les textes du roman II – Effacements auctoriaux Alexia […]

Maurice Couturier, Nabokov’s Eros and the Poetics of Desire, Palgrave Macmillan, June 2014

« Nabokov gained international fame with Lolita, a highly erotic and morally disturbing novel. Through its comprehensive study of the amorous and sexual behaviors of Nabokov’s characters this book shows how Eros, both as a clown or a pervert, contributes to the poetic excellence of his novels and accounts for the unfolding of the plots. »