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The Resource That other world : Nabokov and the puzzle of exile, Azar Nafisi ; translated from the Persian by Lotfali Khonji ; edited by Azar Nafisi and Valerie Miles

That other world : Nabokov and the puzzle of exile, Azar Nafisi ; translated from the Persian by Lotfali Khonji ; edited by Azar Nafisi and Valerie Miles

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That other world : Nabokov and the puzzle of exile
Title
That other world
Title remainder
Nabokov and the puzzle of exile
Statement of responsibility
Azar Nafisi ; translated from the Persian by Lotfali Khonji ; edited by Azar Nafisi and Valerie Miles
Title variation
Nabokov and the puzzle of exile
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Language
  • eng
  • per
  • eng
Summary
The ruler of a totalitarian state seeks validation from a former schoolmate, now the nation's foremost thinker, in order to access a cultural cache alien to his regime. A literary critic provides commentary on an unfinished poem that both foretells the poet's death and announces the critic's secret identity as the king of a lost country. The greatest of Vladimir Nabokov's enchanters--Humbert--is lost within the antithesis of a fairy story, in which Lolita does not hold the key to his past but rather imprisons him within the knowledge of his distance from that past. In this precursor to her international best seller Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi deftly explores the worlds apparently lost to Nabokov's characters, their portals of access to those worlds, and how other worlds hold a mirror to Nabokov's experiences of physical, linguistic, and recollective exile. Written before Nafisi left the Islamic Republic of Iran, and now published in English for the first time and with a new introduction by the author, this book evokes the reader's quintessential journey of discovery and reveals what caused Nabokov to distinctively shape and reshape that journey for the author
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10787531
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DLC
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Nafisi, Azar
Dewey number
  • 820.9
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Khonji, Lotfali
  • Miles, Valerie
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  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Exiles in literature
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Exiles in literature
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Nabokov and the puzzle of exile
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That other world : Nabokov and the puzzle of exile, Azar Nafisi ; translated from the Persian by Lotfali Khonji ; edited by Azar Nafisi and Valerie Miles
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Publication
Note
"Author of Reading Lolita in Tehran"--Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-318, 321-323) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the English-language edition: Volodya -- Life: Speak, memory -- Reality: The gift, Look at the harlequins!, The real life of Sebastian Knight -- The oppressor and the oppressed: Invitation to a beheading, Bend sinister -- Cruelty: Pnin -- Genius and madness: Pale fire -- Love: Lolita -- Heaven and hell: Ada or ardor
Control code
on1055261288
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 341 pages
Isbn
9780300158830
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2018957963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055261288
Label
That other world : Nabokov and the puzzle of exile, Azar Nafisi ; translated from the Persian by Lotfali Khonji ; edited by Azar Nafisi and Valerie Miles
Publication
Note
"Author of Reading Lolita in Tehran"--Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-318, 321-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the English-language edition: Volodya -- Life: Speak, memory -- Reality: The gift, Look at the harlequins!, The real life of Sebastian Knight -- The oppressor and the oppressed: Invitation to a beheading, Bend sinister -- Cruelty: Pnin -- Genius and madness: Pale fire -- Love: Lolita -- Heaven and hell: Ada or ardor
Control code
on1055261288
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 341 pages
Isbn
9780300158830
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2018957963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055261288

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