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Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RUSSL 3385 - Reading Nabokov

(crosslisted) COML 3815 , ENGL 3790  
(LA-AS)      
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

In translation.

G. Shapiro.

This course offers an exciting trip to the intricate world of Nabokov’s fiction. After establishing himself in Europe as a distinguished Russian writer, Nabokov, at the outbreak of World War II, came to the United States where he reestablished himself, this time as an American writer of world renown. In our analysis of Nabokov’s fictional universe, we shall focus on his Russian corpus of works, from Mary (1926) to The Enchanter (writ. 1939), all in English translation, and then shall examine the two widely read novels which he wrote in English in Ithaca while teaching literature at Cornell: Lolita (1955) and Pnin (1957).



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