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Vladimir Nabokov - American Writers 96

Vladimir Nabokov - American Writers 96: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1971
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Vladimir Nabokov - American Writers 96
    Book Description:

    Vladimir Nabokov. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5222-8
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Vladimir Nabokov
    (pp. 5-45)

    Since Proust we have accepted the view that memory is an art, maybe the sole art to have survived God’s death, and that nostalgia may encapsulate a metaphysic. Until V. V. Nabokov came to America in 1940 we Americans had no great modern artist in nostalgia of our own, although F. Scott Fitzgerald strikes the authentic note when he imagines Nick Carraway observing Gatsby waiting for the green light in the closing paragraphs ofThe Great Gatsby. Gatsby mistakes the past for the future — the characteristic error of nostalgists — when he anticipates a reunion with Daisy, that shopworn...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-47)