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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Yael Levin This paper traces instances of metalepsis in John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman , Vladimir Nabokov’s Bend Sinister , Karin Fossum’s Broken , and J. M. Coetzee’s Slow Man . In its collapsing of narrative levels, that stylistic device is commonly seen as dramatizing a uniquely...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 June 2000
... as essential to the fiction as John Ray’s more explicitly fictional fore­ word (131). Ray introduces the novel with promises of a “moral apotheosis” (5), and “an impersonation of Vladimir Nabokov” (311) polishes it off with an equally monologic elevation of art over morality. Cloaked in the language...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 511–517.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to the creation of narrative.” Nothing is ineffable, and yet it is readable and perceptible as the presence of absence in the literary examples Vicks discusses, from Maxim Gogol and Herman Melville to Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, and Viktor Pelevin. Nothing, as a foundational void, is understood as immanent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Nabokov” proved a truly thrilling read: despite its complexity, I could not put it down. The essay builds on a few seemingly small details in W. G. Sebald’s 1992 novel The Emigrants, several small appearances of various incarnations of  Vladimir Nabokov in the text—as “the butterfly man” mentioned...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2020
... . Derrida Jacques . 2006 . L’animal que donc je suis . Paris : Galilé . Gould Stephen Jay . 2002 . “ No Science without Fancy, No Art without Facts: The Lepidoptery of Vladimir Nabokov ” In I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History , 29 — 53 . New York : Harmony...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 210–243.
Published: 01 June 2005
... and to guard against the nymphet at its heart. From John Ray Jr.’s preambulatory pref­ ace to Vladimir Nabokov’s postpartum essay “On a Book Entitled Lolita,” circumambulation and interruption move the narrative by fits and starts Twentieth- Century Literature 51.2 Summer 2005 210 Searching...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., various incarnations of  Vladimir Nabokov materialize within the four segments of  W. G. Sebald’s hybrid 1992 work, The Emigrants (Die Ausgewanderten). To begin with some details: Nabokov appears photographically in the Henry Selwyn section of The Emigrants (Figure 1) in which Dr. Selwyn presides...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 355–364.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Nabokov, Rushdie and the Transnational Imagination, which shifts the conversation about the condition of exile into a discussion of its ability to access and activate a fluid understanding of the transnational condition. From a wide range of authors, Trousdale singles out Vladimir Nabokov...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., Widiss’s study challenges conventional understandings of twentieth- century literary history. Drawing on a wide range of texts—two novels (William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita), two memoirs (Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and Dave Eggers’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... But at least two of Borkinsky’s chosen writers, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Vladimir Nabokov, warn against such an approach, for they depict theories that are found to be incomplete. Singer’s scholars “grapple with thoughts that do not help them organize their lives” (117), while the US campus...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 122–129.
Published: 01 March 2010
... topic. McGurl classifies and divides writers, movements, and trends the way one of his subjects, Vladimir Nabokov, did butterflies. The Program Era identifies three breeds of postwar American authors, the aesthetic offspring of William Faulkner’s type of experimental...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 385–391.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Khodasevich and Vladimir Nabokov. The effort extends into the present study, with émigré Paris now promoted as the center of something called late Russian modernism. The problem is not whether the literary production of the younger émigrés, on its artistic merits, warrants such a mark of distinction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 477–485.
Published: 01 December 2022
...’ of invertebrates, utilising various forms of insect mimicry” (33). Murray explains further that Vladimir Nabokov, who in addition to his literary reputation was also a respected lepidopterist, describes insect mimicry as a form of creative expression, reasoning that Darwin’s theory of natural selection fails...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... they know to be both flawed and the only ones they’ve got. Bachner’s chapter on Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire follows a long and helpful introduction in which she lays out her claims and takes issue with a number of important writers—theorists of trauma such as Cathy Caruth, others who have focused...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Review 38 , no. 4 : 1372 – 1412 . Nabokov Vladimir . (1966) 1989 . Speak, Memory . New York : Vintage . Remennick Larissa . 2011 . “ The Russian-Jewish Transnational Social Space: An Overview .” Journal of Jewish Identities 4 , no. 1 : 1 – 11 . Richmond Yale...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Review Julien Greene or Vladimir Nabokov. Similarly, strong cases for probable degrees of influence can be made through well-reasoned arguments that simply acknowledge the absence of corroborating evidence but make no claim for scientific or historical certainty. However, such methods...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
... on the experience o f immigration. The study includes writers from a wide variety o f nations, including Canada (Saul Bellow), Poland (Jerzy Kozin- ski), Russia (Vladimir Nabokov), the Dominican Republic (Julia Alvarez, Junot Diaz), West Germany (Ursula Hegi), India (Bharati M ukheijee), Cuba...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 341–353.
Published: 01 December 2011
... by writers as diverse as Flan- nery O’Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jack Kerouac—to craft an incor- ruptibly personal style, but rather by elaborating formal concomitants of the systemic forces seen to threaten middle-class individuality. We might thus see the postmodern deemphasis of character...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and, on the other hand, to leverage the ethical mandate implied by that category into a series of judgments that tend to obscure the contradictions inherent in these strik- ingly different novels. Work cited Nabokov, Vladimir. “On a Book Entitled Lolita.” Lolita. New York: Vintage, 1955. Print...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 518–529.
Published: 01 December 2007
.... Krupnick, Mark. Lionel Trilling and the Fate of Cultural Criticism. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1986. Nabokov,Vladimir. Lectures on Literature. Ed. F. Bowers. New York: Harcourt, 1980. Oates, Joyce Carol. “Art and Ethics? The (F)utihty of Art.” Salmagundi 111 (Summer 1996). 75—85...