By Samuel Schuman

ISBN-10: 1628922710

ISBN-13: 9781628922714

ISBN-10: 1628924268

ISBN-13: 9781628924268

Nabokov's Shakespeare is a entire examine of an enormous and engaging literary courting. It explores the various and deep ways that the works of Shakespeare, the best author of the English language, penetrate the novels of Vladimir Nabokov, one of many most interesting English prose stylists of the 20th century.

As a Russian early life, Nabokov learn all of Shakespeare, in English. He claimed a shared birthday with the Bard, and a few of his such a lot very popular novels (Lolita, light Fire and Ada) are infused with Shakespeare and Shakespeareanisms. Nabokov makes use of Shakespeare and Shakespeare's works in an incredibly good selection of the way, from the main informal references to deep thematic links.

Schuman offers a taxonomy of Nabokov's Shakespeareanisms; a quantitative research of Shakespeare in Nabokov; an exam of Nabokov's Russian works, his early English novels, the non-novelistic writings (poetry, feedback, stories), Nabokov's significant works, and his ultimate novels; and a dialogue of the character of literary relationships and impact.

With a Foreword by way of Brian Boyd.

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