By Yuri Leving
Yuri Leving's Keys to “The Gift”: A consultant to Vladimir Nabokov's Novel is a brand new systematization of the most on hand facts on Nabokov's most intricate Russian novel, The present (1934–1939). From notes in Nabokov's deepest correspondence to scholarly articles accrued through the seventy years because the novel’s first visual appeal in print, the paintings attracts from a extensive spectrum of current fabric in a succinct and coherent manner, in addition to delivering leading edge analyses. the 1st a part of the monograph, "The Novel," outlines the fundamental houses of The reward ( plot, characters, type, and motifs) and reconstructs its inner chronology. the second one half, "The Text," describes the construction of the unconventional and the background of its e-book, public and significant response, demanding situations of the English translation, and post-Soviet reception. in addition to annotations to all 5 chapters of The reward, the statement offers perception into difficulties of paleography, that includes specific textological research of the radical in line with the author's research of the archival replica of the manuscript.
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