Vladimir Nabokov | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Michael Rosenblum

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Vladimir Nabokov.
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Critical Essay by Michael Rosenblum

Nabokov's writing is sophisticated in the way that good music is sophisticated: we have not only to remember the theme, but to be able to recognize it when it reappears in another key, rhythmically altered, inverted, or combined with other themes…. [Reading] Nabokov is an active process of making connections between different parts of the text: we become not mere readers, but finders of the narrative. (pp. 220-21)

Transparent Things is not the most difficult of Nabokov's works, but its concentrated brevity makes it the most exemplary: what we have to do in order to read the other novels we must do in an exaggerated fashion in order to read Transparent Things. It is notable for its almost relentless internal allusiveness … the system of "recurrences, correspondences, and coincidences" that runs throughout the typical Nabokov...

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