Boyd, Brian. Reflections on Narcissus. 1998/99

Author(s)
Bibliographic title
Reflections on Narcissus
Periodical or collection
Nabokov Studies
Periodical issue
v. 5
Page(s)
179-183
Publication year
Abstract

Response to Kevin Ohi's attempted critique of Boyd's work on Pale Fire (the preceding article in Nabokov Studies) for its alleged homophobic use of "narcissism" in discussing Kinbote, although Boyd in fact never uses the word or the concept in this context (and uses it only once elsewhere, of the heterosexual Van and Ada Veen). Slightly extends the moral and emotional resonances, in Kinbote, Shade, and Hazel, of Boyd's Nabokov's Pale Fire: The Magic of Artistic Discovery.