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Vladimir Nabokov

SLA 417/COM 406/ENG 424/RES 417

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In 1919, at the age of twenty, Vladimir Nabokov fled "the bloated octopus of state" of his native Russia and embarked on a dazzling bilingual literary career in emigration. This course focuses on Nabokov's masterly writing, which reflects a modernist preoccupation with narrative, temporality, and memory. The Russian and American novels are at the center of our attention, but readings include also a sampling of his shorter fiction, poetry, essays on literature, and the memoir Speak, Memory.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 19
  • Capacity: 25
  • Class Number: 22861
  • Schedule: TTh 11:00 AM-12:20 PM