Lectures on Literature

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This volume complements the widely praised "Lectures on Literature, " which the "Washington Post Book World" ranked with "with Flaubert's letters, James' prefaces and Woolf's diaries as privileged, nourishing, irreplaceable meditations on the art of fiction."

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One of the twentieth century s master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961 he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977.

Fredson Bowers is Linden Kent Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Virginia.

Simon Karlinsky is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the editor of "The Sexual Labyrinth of Nicolai Gogol "(1992) and "Anton Chekhov's Life and Thought "(1997).

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Critical essays discuss Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevski, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gorki, and the nature of philistinism.

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