NABOKV-L post 0002616, Fri, 12 Dec 1997 13:26:45 -0800

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VN BibliographyRussian book on VN (fwd)
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The following title just crossed my desk; though it is not exactly new, I
don't recall seeing it mentioned in this forum.

Liukhsemburg, A.M. and Rakhimkulova, G.F. _Magistr igry Vivian Van Bok:
Igra slov v proze Vladimira Nabokova v svete teorii kalambura_ [in Russian,
with added title page in English: Magister Ludi Vivian Van Bock: Word Play
in Vladimir Nabokov's Prose in the Light of a Theory of Puns].
Rostov-na-Donu : Izd-vo instituta massovykh kommunikatsii, 1996. ISBN
5726600185. 201 pp.

The book includes a fifteen-page summary in English, the first
sentence/paragraph of which I can't resist quoting. The penultimate word is
as printed in the book.

"The aim of Alexander Luxemburg's and Galina Rakhimkulova's book 'Magister
Ludi: Word Play in Vladimir Nabokov's Prose in the Light of a Theory of
Puns' consists in analyzing the tremendous resources of word-play in both
English and Russian novels by the unprecedented magician of verbal
acrobatics Vladimir Nabokov and in providing on this basis a new
comprehensive theory of word-play that is compatible with the practices of
Modernist and Pest-Modernist authors."