The Resource Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita, Robert Roper

Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita, Robert Roper

Label
Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita
Title
Nabokov in America
Title remainder
on the road to Lolita
Statement of responsibility
Robert Roper
Title variation
On the road to Lolita
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest here, but his best work flowed from his response to this exotic land. Robert Roper fills out this period in the writer's life with charm and insight- covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane. Nabokov in America is also a love letter to U.S. literature, in Nabokov's broad embrace of it from Melville to the Beats. Reading Roper, we feel anew the mountain breezes and the miles logged, the rich learning and the Romantic mind behind some of Nabokov's most beloved books"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1946-
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Roper, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3476.N3
LC item number
Z8375 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • West (U.S.)
  • Authors, Russian
  • Authors, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, Russian
  • Homes
  • Travel
  • United States
  • United States, West
Label
Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita, Robert Roper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780802743633
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014045288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780802743633
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99965440086
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897946344
  • (OCoLC)ocn897946344
Label
Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita, Robert Roper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780802743633
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014045288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780802743633
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99965440086
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897946344
  • (OCoLC)ocn897946344

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