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Author Kunina, I︠U︡lii︠a︡, author.

Title The translator's doubts : Vladimir Nabokov and the ambiguity of translation / Julia Trubikhina
Published Boston, Massachusetts : Academic Studies Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Series Cultural Revolutions: Russia in the Twentieth Century
Cultural revolutions.
Contents Front matter -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Nabokov's Beginnings: "Ania" in Wonderland or "Does Asparagus Grow in a Pile of Manure?" -- Chapter 2. The Novel on Translation and "über-Translation": Nabokov's Pale Fire and Eugene Onegin -- Chapter 3. "Cinemizing" as Translation: Nabokov's Screenplay of Lolita and Stanley Kubrick's and Adrian Lyne's Cinematic Versions -- Conclusion. Vladimir Nabokov within the Russian and Western Traditions of Translation -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Summary Using Vladimir Nabokov as its "case study," this volume approaches translation as a crucial avenue into literary history and theory, philosophy and interpretation. The book attempts to bring together issues in translation and the shift in Nabokov studies from its earlier emphasis on the "metaliterary" to the more recent "metaphysical" approach. Addressing specific texts (both literary and cinematic), the book investigates Nabokov's deeply ambivalent relationship to translation as a hermeneutic oscillation on his part between the relative stability of meaning, which expresses itself philosophically as a faith in the beyond, and deep metaphysical uncertainty. While Nabokov's practice of translation changes profoundly over the course of his career, his adherence to the Romantic notion of a "true" but ultimately elusive metaphysical language remained paradoxically constant
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Funded by National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 2, 2016)
SUBJECT Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Translations
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. fast (OCoLC)fst00067658
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovič 1899-1977 gnd
Subject LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program, funder.
ISBN 1618117033