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Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Publication date October 18, 2016
Pages 368
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781632863881
ISBN-10 163286388X
Dimensions 0 by 5.51 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Born to an eminent Russian family, Vladimir Nabokov came to America fleeing the Nazis and remembered his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, his best work flowed from his response to this storied land. With charm and insight, Robert Roper fills out this period in the writer's life: his friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his and his family's serial sojourns into the West. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafés, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane. Nabokov in America is also a love letter to U.S. literature, in Nabokov's broad embrace of it from Melville to the Beats. Reading Roper, we feel anew the rich learning and the Romantic mind behind some of Nabokov's most beloved books.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780802743633
 
from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (June 9, 2015)
9780802743633 | details & prices | 354 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.38 lbs | List price $28.00
About: A unique portrait of Vladimir Nabokov told through the lens of the years he spent in a land that enchanted him, America.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780380786510 Book cover for 9781632863881
 
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Reprint edition from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (October 18, 2016)
9781632863881 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $18.00
About: Born to an eminent Russian family, Vladimir Nabokov came to America fleeing the Nazis and remembered his time here as the richest of his life.
With Mark Leon | from Avon Books (November 1, 1996); titled "The Unified Field"
9780380786510 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The Unified Field
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