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By Leona Toker

Vladimir Nabokov defined the literature path he taught at Cornell as "a type of detective research of the secret of literary structures." Leona Toker the following pursues an identical research of the enigmatic constructions of Nabokov's personal fiction. in keeping with Toker, so much earlier critics under pressure both Nabokov’s quandary with shape or the humanistic aspect of his works, yet hardly if ever the 2 jointly. In delicate and revealing readings of ten novels, Toker demonstrates that the necessity to reconcile the human aspect with aesthetic or metaphysical targets is a continuing subject of Nabokov’s and that the strain among procedure and content material is itself a key to his fiction. Written with verve and precision, Toker’s ebook starts with Pnin and follows the round development that's one in every of her subject’s personal favourite devices.

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