Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov in Context, Bethea & Frank, eds. (Cambridge UP, May, 2018)

By stephen_blackwell, 19 June, 2018


Introduction: contextualizing Nabokov (David M. Bethea and Siggy Frank)


Part I. Identity:

1. Nabokov: a life in contexts I: Russia and emigration (Brian Boyd)

2. Nabokov: a life in contexts II: beyond the emigration (Brian Boyd)

3. Childhood (Barbara Wyllie)

4. Women (Lara Delage-Toriel)

5. Friends and foes (Julian W. Connolly)

6. Academia (Susan Elizabeth Sweeney)

7. Authorial persona (Maria Malikova)


Part II. Places:

8. St Petersburg (Gennady Barabtarlo)

9. Cambridge (Beci Carver)

10. Berlin (Stanislav Shvabrin)

11. Paris (John Burt Foster, Jr.)

12. East to West Coast (Monica Manolescu)

13. Switzerland East to West Coast (Monica Manolescu)


Part III. Literature and Arts:

14. The Russian literary canon (Alexander Dolinin)

15. The Western literary canon (Michael Wood)

16. Publishing: Russian Émigré literature (Siggy Frank)

17. Publishing: American literature (Duncan White)

18. Detective fiction (Michal Oklot and Matthew Walker)

19. Samizdat and Tamizdat (Ann Komaromi)

20. Nabokov's visual imagination (Marijeta Bozovic)

21. Popular culture (Nassim Winnie Balestrini)


Part IV. Ideas and Cultures:

22. Science (Stephen H. Blackwell)

23. Darwinism (David M. Bethea)

24. Psychoanalysis (Michal Oklot and Matthew Walker)

25. Faith (Sergei Davydov)

26. Jewishness as literary device in Nabokov's fiction (Leonid Livak)

27. Liberalism (Dana Dragunoiu)

28. Totalitarianism (Olga Voronina)

29. The Cold War (Will Norman)

30. The long 1950s (Andrea Carosso)

31. Transnationalism (Rachel Trousdale)


Further reading