NABOKV-L post 0007229, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 13:55:19 -0800

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Fw: Searching for Bibliography on Nabokov's politics
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From: "Dana L. Dragunoiu" <ddraguno@Princeton.EDU>

>
> Hi, Jason.
>
> I don't know if the following titles are part of the
> 40 titles you already have. Hope this helps.
>
> Richard Rorty has a chapter on Nabokov in his book
> on liberal irony titled *Contingency, irony, and
> solidarity*
>
> A number of scholars have written on Rorty and
> Nabokov, such as David Andrews, "Varieties of
> Determinism: Nabokov among Rorty, Freud, and
> Satre," *Nabokov Studies* 6 (2000-2001): 1-33; and
> Leona Toker, "Liberal Ironists and the 'Gaudily
> Painted Savage': On Richard Rorty's Reading of
> Vladimir Nabokov," *Nabokov Studies* 1 (1994):
> 195-206. Leona Toker's book *The Mystery of
> Literary Structures* also deals with politics.
>
> Sarah Herbold, "Reflections on Modernism: *Lolita*
> and Political Engagement or How the Left and the
> Right Both Have It Wrong," *Nabokov Studies* 3
> (1996): 145-150.
>
> Charles Nicol, "Politics" in the Garland Companion
>
> Dana Dragunoiu, "Vladimir Nabokov's *Invitation to a
> Beheading* and the Russian Radical Tradition."
> *Journal of Modern Literature* 25.1 (2001): 53-70.
>
> Given that *Invitation to a Beheading,* *Bend
> Sinister,* "Tyrants Destroyed," "The Leonardo" are
> explicit critiques of totalitarianism, there will be
> a lot of essays dealing with VN's politics written
> on these specific works.
>
> Simon Karlinsky's introduction to the Nabokov-Wilson
> Letters offers a succinct analysis of the political
> reasons behind VN's refusal to write "political"
> writing.
>
> Check also the Vladimir Nabokov Museum (St.
> Petersburg) for their website of this past summer's
> symposium. You might find Michael Wood's conference
> paper on Nabokov's politics in *Pale Fire.*
>
> Best,
> Dana (Dragunoiu)
>
>