Vladimir Nabokov

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VN Bibliography: David Andrews, _Aetheticism, Nabokov, & Lolita_
Subject: Andrews, David (http://www.mellenpress.com/html/andraest.html)


This study has three revisionary goals. The first
is to offer a major revaluation of aestheticism as a literary and
historical idea, demonstrating that it is not limited to 'art for art's
sake'. Second, it reexamines Nabokov in the light of his aestheticism,
reconciling two major trends in Nabokovian criticism by showing that
Nabokov is at once an aesthete and a humanist. Third, it offers a
revisionary reading of Lolita, focusing on aestheticism. In addition, it
provides a groundbreaking essay that compares three adaptations of Lolita:
Nabokov's screenplay, Stanley Kubrick's film, and Adrian Lyne's recent

Table of Contents:

Author's preface/Lolita as Experience

1.Aestheticism and Art for Art's Sake: Poe,
Wilde, and Riefenstahl

2.Nabokovian Aestheticism and the
Anti-Interpretive Principle

3.Lolita and the Double Intention

4.A Litter of Lolita's : Three Adaptations of
an Uncooperative Novel


Notes, Bibliography of Works Cited, Index

[Studies in American Literature No. 31]

0-7734-7960-0 $79.95/£39.95 172pp. 1999

About the author: David Andrews received his PhD.
from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is currently
Assistant professor, SUNY Maritime.