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The Resource Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita, Robert Roper

Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita, Robert Roper

Label
Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita
Title
Nabokov in America
Title remainder
on the road to Lolita
Statement of responsibility
Robert Roper
Title variation
On the road to Lolita
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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." --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roper, Robert
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3476.N3
LC item number
Z8375 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • West (U.S.)
  • Authors, Russian
  • Authors, American
  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, Russian
  • Homes
  • Travel
  • United States
  • United States, West
Label
Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita, Robert Roper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
897946344
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780802743633
Lccn
2014045288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780802743633
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897946344
Label
Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita, Robert Roper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
897946344
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780802743633
Lccn
2014045288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780802743633
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897946344

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