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Author Roper, Robert, 1946-
Title Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita / Robert Roper
Imprint New York : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PG3476.N3 Z8375 2015    AVAILABLE    30610020490363
Descript 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Map on endpapers
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index
Writing about the author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to a distinguished Russian family, Robert Roper fills out Vladimir Nabokov's American period, covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane." -- Provided by publisher
Subject Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Homes and haunts -- United States
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Travel -- West (U.S.)
Authors, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel
Biographies. fast (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. fast (OCoLC)fst01423686
Biographies. lcgft
Alt Title On the road to Lolita
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