The Resource Pniniad : Vladimir Nabokov and Marc Szeftel, Galya Diment

Pniniad : Vladimir Nabokov and Marc Szeftel, Galya Diment

Label
Pniniad : Vladimir Nabokov and Marc Szeftel
Title
Pniniad
Title remainder
Vladimir Nabokov and Marc Szeftel
Statement of responsibility
Galya Diment
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Galya Diment explores the complicated and fascinating relationship between Vladimir Nabokov and his Cornell colleague Marc Szeftel who, in the estimate of many, served as the prototype for the gentle protagonist of the novel Pnin. She offers astute comments on Nabokov's fictional process in creating Timofey Pnin and addresses hotly debated questions and long-standing riddles in Pnin and its history. Pniniad - the epic of Pnin - begins with Szeftel's early life in Russia and ends with his years in Seattle at the University of Washington, turning pivotally upon the time when Szeftel's and Nabokov's lives intersected at Cornell. Nabokov apparently was both amused by and admiring of the innocence of his historian friend. Szeftel's feelings toward Nabokov were also mixed, ranging from intense disappointment over rebuffed attempts to collaborate with Nabokov on a scholarly study (of a medieval Russian epic) or to write about his work (Lolita), to persistent envy of Nabokov's success and an increasing wistfulness over his own sense of failure. A generous selection of relevant archival materials includes Szeftel's autobiographical writings, his talks and published essays relating to Nabokov, and his correspondence with Nabokov and Roman Jakobson
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3527.A15
LC item number
P5936 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Pniniad : Vladimir Nabokov and Marc Szeftel, Galya Diment
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A McLellan book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-197) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Marc Szeftel's odyssey : an alien and an exile -- Colleagues and collaborators : Szeftel and Nabokov at Cornell -- Pnin -- Szeftel in search of success : Lolita -- Life after Nabokov
Control code
ocn863157320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 202 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295801087
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3211090x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)863157320
  • pebcs0295801085

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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