Azure Afterimages: Reflections on Nabokov's Pale Fire

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Show simple item record Boyd, Brian en 2014-11-28T03:42:41Z en 2001 en
dc.identifier.citation Nabokov Studies, 2001, 6 pp. 163 - 199 en
dc.identifier.issn 1080-1219 en
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dc.description.abstract Many responses to Nabokov's Pale Fire: The Magic of Artistic Discovery drew attention to suggestive particulars in Pale Fire whose purpose I here try to ascertain. There are details and designs still to be traced at every phase of reading Pale Fire: a first reading (the A-Z pattern, which may also indicate the key role of Hazel that I proposed in NPF); rereading (a "Botkin" implied in the "catkin" evoked but eschewed late in the poem; implications hidden in place-names like Kobaltana or in personal names like Sylvia O'Donnell); and re-rereading (the echo of "The Vane Sisters" in the Vanessa at the end of Shade's poem and his life; the scene starring Gordon, the boy from whom Gradus recoils but whom the king has clearly possessed, as an ironic variation on the pattern of women spurned; the echo of Pope's "distant northern land" in the last three words of the Index). en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nabokov Studies en
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dc.title Azure Afterimages: Reflections on Nabokov's Pale Fire en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1353/nab.2011.0055 en
pubs.begin-page 163 en
pubs.volume 6 en en
pubs.end-page 199 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 33052 en Arts en Humanities en English and Drama en
dc.identifier.eissn 1548-9965 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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