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The Resource The secret history of Vladimir Nabokov, Andrea Pitzer

The secret history of Vladimir Nabokov, Andrea Pitzer

Label
The secret history of Vladimir Nabokov
Title
The secret history of Vladimir Nabokov
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Pitzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Argues that the famous Russian-American novelist, accused of turning a blind eye to the horrors of history, hid this disturbing information within his fiction
  • "Novelist Vladimir Nabokov witnessed the horrors of his century, escaping Revolutionary Russia then Germany under Hitler, and fleeing France with his Jewish wife and son just weeks before Paris fell to the Nazis. He repeatedly faced accusations of turning a blind eye to human suffering to write artful tales of depravity. But does one of the greatest writers in the English language really deserve the label of amoral aesthete bestowed on him by so many critics? Using information from newly-declassified intelligence files and recovered military history, journalist Andrea Pitzer argues that far from being a proponent of art for art's sake, Vladimir Nabokov managed to hide disturbing history in his fiction--history that has gone unnoticed for decades. Nabokov emerges as a kind of documentary conjurer, spending the most productive decades of his career recording a saga of forgotten concentration camps and searing bigotry, from World War I to the Gulag and the Holocaust. Lolita surrenders Humbert Humbert's secret identity, and reveals a Nabokov appalled by American anti-Semitism. The lunatic narrator of Pale Fire recalls Russian tragedies that once haunted the world. From Tsarist courts to Nazi film sets, from CIA front organizations to wartime Casablanca, the story of Nabokov's family is the story of his century--and both are woven inextricably into his fiction"--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pitzer, Andrea
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3476.N3
LC item number
Z825 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Nabokov, Vladimir
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Nabokov
  • Nabokov, Vladimir D
  • Nabokov, Vladimir
  • Authors, Russian
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, Russian
  • Literary life
Label
The secret history of Vladimir Nabokov, Andrea Pitzer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Waiting for Solzhenitsyn -- Childhood -- War -- Exile -- Aftermath -- Descent -- Purgatory -- America -- After the war -- Lolita -- Fame -- Pale fire -- Speak, memory -- Waiting for Solzhenitsyn -- Coda
Control code
ocn785079139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 432 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781605984117
Lccn
2014427844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785079139
Label
The secret history of Vladimir Nabokov, Andrea Pitzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Waiting for Solzhenitsyn -- Childhood -- War -- Exile -- Aftermath -- Descent -- Purgatory -- America -- After the war -- Lolita -- Fame -- Pale fire -- Speak, memory -- Waiting for Solzhenitsyn -- Coda
Control code
ocn785079139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 432 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781605984117
Lccn
2014427844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785079139

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