Book The Luzhin Defense

    Book Details:
  • Author : Vladimir Nabokov
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-03-01
  • ISBN : 0718192893
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read The Luzhin Defense PDF, written by Vladimir Nabokov and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vladimir Nabokov's early novel is the dazzling story of the coarse, strange yet oddly endearing chess-playing genius Luzhin. Discovering his prodigious gift in boyhood and rising to the rank of International Grandmaster, Luzhin develops a lyrical passion for chess that renders the real world a phantom. As he confronts the fiery, swift-swooping Italian Grandmaster Turati, he brings into play his carefully devised defence. Making masterly play of metaphor and imagery, The Luzhin Defense is the book that, of his early works, Nabokov felt 'contains and diffuses the greatest warmth'.

Book The Luzhin Defense

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  • Author : Vladimir Nabokov
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 1990-08-11
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 280 pages

Download or read The Luzhin Defense PDF, written by Vladimir Nabokov and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1990-08-11 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Originally published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in 1964."

Book The Defence  aka  The Luzhin Defense

Download or read The Defence aka The Luzhin Defense PDF, written by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov and published by . This book was released on 1930 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Nabokov s Women

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  • Author : Elena Rakhimova-Sommers
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2017-10-15
  • ISBN : 1498503314
  • Pages : 274 pages

Download or read Nabokov s Women PDF, written by Elena Rakhimova-Sommers and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-10-15 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume studies the enigmatic but silent heroines Nabokov brings to the page. Chapter 4, "Nabokov's Mermaid: 'Spring in Fialta'" by Elena Rakhimova-Sommers, is not available in the ebook format due to digital rights restrictions. You can find the earlier version of the chapter in the journal Nabokov Studies.

Book Nabokov  s Cinematic Afterlife

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  • Author : Ewa Mazierska
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2010-12-22
  • ISBN : 0786480084
  • Pages : 243 pages

Download or read Nabokov s Cinematic Afterlife PDF, written by Ewa Mazierska and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-12-22 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers critical studies of films that adapted works by Vladimir Nabokov. One of the most screened twentieth century authors (with over ten books adapted for cinema), his works are full of quirky and forbidden romance, and his writing is renowned for its cinematic qualities (e.g., frames, stage directions, and descriptions suggesting specific camera positions and movements). Films discussed include Lolita (both Kubrick’s 1962 and Lyne’s 1997 versions), Richardson’s Laughter in the Dark (1969), Skolimowski’s King, Queen, Knave (1972), Fassbinder’s Despair (1978), Foulon’s Mademoiselle O (1994), Kuik’s An Affair of Honor (1999), Gorris’ The Luzhin Defence (2000), and Rohmer’s The Triple Agent (2004). A final chapter discusses similarities between Nabokov and Jean-Luc Godard.

Book The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel

Download or read The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel PDF, written by Michael Sollars and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2008 with total page 957 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Facts On File Companion to the World Novel : 1900 to the Present is a new two-volume reference guide featuring more than 600 entries on the world’s greatest modern novels and novelists, including everything from acknowledg.

Book Bridging Languages and Cultures II     Linguistics  Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication

Download or read Bridging Languages and Cultures II Linguistics Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication PDF, written by Guntars Dreijers and published by Frank & Timme GmbH. This book was released on 2020-10-30 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translation Studies are facing new tasks to take account of and to discuss the changing translation environment with new approaches and new tools for description, analysis, and teaching activities. Bridging Languages and Cultures II combines current viewpoints in Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication. The volume provides both specific foci on certain aspects and developments, and a more general overview of research landscape in Latvia, and internationally. The authors discuss translation of Language for Special Purposes (LSP) and literary texts, various interdisciplinary linguistic modules by bridging history and methodology of Translation Studies, aesthetic, and interactional aspects of translation, as well as intercultural phenomena in the context of translation and linguistics.

Book The Late Modernist Novel

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  • Author : Seo Hee Im
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2022-06-09
  • ISBN : 100916838X
  • Pages : 193 pages

Download or read The Late Modernist Novel PDF, written by Seo Hee Im and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-06-09 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study shows how the late modernist novel incorporated empirical structures as theme and form to expand the genre beyond the nation-state.

Book MYTH  SYMBOL  AND RITUAL  ELUCIDATORY PATHS TO THE FANTASTIC UNREALITY

Download or read MYTH SYMBOL AND RITUAL ELUCIDATORY PATHS TO THE FANTASTIC UNREALITY PDF, written by MARIA-LUIZA DUMITRU OANCEA and published by Editura Universității din București - Bucharest University Press. This book was released on 2019-01-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume insists on the policies derived from the social ideas generated by myths, the updating of myths as an arsenal of social pedagogy, on the ethnic condition of the relevance of myths, but also on the resumption by mass media of the pejorative sense of the myth. This volume is part of the scientific series “Mythology and Folklore”.

Book Nabokov s Mimicry of Freud

    Book Details:
  • Author : Teckyoung Kwon
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2017-05-30
  • ISBN : 1498557619
  • Pages : 200 pages

Download or read Nabokov s Mimicry of Freud PDF, written by Teckyoung Kwon and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-05-30 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teckyoung Kwon examines Nabokov’s use of literary devices that draw upon psychology and biology, characters that imitate Freud or Nabokov in behavior or thought, and Jamesian concepts of time, memory, and consciousness in The Defense, Despair, Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada.

Book The Luzhin Defense

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  • Author : Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780141183756
  • Pages : 266 pages

Download or read The Luzhin Defense PDF, written by Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book My Chess

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  • Author : Hans Ree
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release : 2013-10-07
  • ISBN : 1936490684
  • Pages : 240 pages

Download or read My Chess PDF, written by Hans Ree and published by SCB Distributors. This book was released on 2013-10-07 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ideal Chess Journalist During his active chess career, Hans Ree battled with almost all the great chessplayers, including eight world champions, from Max Euwe to Anatoly Karpov. My Chess is not only about them, but also about other players and writers from the past who are admired by Ree This book gives a personal view of Ree’s own world of chess, and therefore less prominent players also appear, such as a schoolmate with whom he played an endless series of matches, or the anonymous “A6648,” who played more than a half-million games on the Internet Chess Club. In addition, the question is finally answered why the great Dutch author W.F. Hermans designed a chess set made of cigarette lighters, but did not want to play chess. Though the game of chess and its practitioners are certainly not idealized, this book is in the first place, a loving description of a world brimming with striking personalities, and an inexhaustible source of stories. About the Author Grandmaster Hans Ree (1944) is a four-time Dutch champion, and represented his country from 1966 through 1994 in every chess Olympiad. From 2001-2007, he was the wearer of the “Euwe Ring,” an award for outstanding service to Dutch chess. He writes about chess in NRC Handelsblad, New in Chess magazine, and on the American website Russell-Enterprises.com. Internationally he is considered to be one of the best chess writers of his era. “A grandmaster, excellent writer and careful researcher who doesn't seek out controversy, but is equally unafraid to plumb the sometimes murky depths of chess politics, Ree is an ideal chess journalist.” – Jon Speelman, The Observer

Book Varieties of the Gaming Experience

Download or read Varieties of the Gaming Experience PDF, written by Robert Perinbanayagam and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-08 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The games that human societies devised over the centuries can be considered one of the most comprehensive and fertile symbolic systems ever created by human ingenuity. In all societies, members feel compelled to interact and communicate with each other as much as possible. As linguistic creatures, humans use language to establish social and interpersonal contacts. Games are a device to enable such connections. Robert Perinbanayagam examines how players value games. He assesses games as systems that embody metaphysics and pragmatic action. He then examines various religious ideas and how participants reference respective approaches to game playing. Perinbanayagam argues that games are forms of activity in which the human agent as an actor engages with others in various interactional situations. Such engagement creates dramas in which agents assume identities, give play to emotions and enrich their selves. He also examines the issue of game writing, particularly how selected writers have used game structures as narrative devices in their work.

Book The Immortal Game

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  • Author : David Shenk
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • Release : 2011-03-01
  • ISBN : 0285640003
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read The Immortal Game PDF, written by David Shenk and published by Souvenir Press. This book was released on 2011-03-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bestselling author David Shenk has written the ultimate story of how 32 carved pieces on a board illuminated our understanding of war, science and the human brain. Chess is far more than just a game. Its rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society. It has appeared in the writings of Borges, Nabokov, Tolstoy, Canetti, Eliot, to name just a few. It has helped form the military strategies that conquered civilisations, influenced the mathematical understandings that have driven technological change, and served as a moral guide. It has been condemned by Popes as the devil's game, yet presidents have used it to promote diplomacy. Here, David Shenk chronicles its intriguing saga, from ancient Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf. Along the way, he examines a single legendary game that took place in London in 1851 between two masters of the time, and relays his own attempts to become as skilled as his Polish ancestor Samuel Rosenthal, a nineteenth-century champion. With its blend of cultural history and Shenk's lively personal narrative, The Immortal Game is a compelling guide for novices and aficionados alike.

Book A Z Great Modern Writers

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  • Author : Caroline Taggart
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-03-09
  • ISBN : 1844039579
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read A Z Great Modern Writers PDF, written by Caroline Taggart and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-03-09 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A-Z Great Modern Writers is an essential reference guide to the world's most important contemporary writers, boldly illustrated by Andy Tuohy. Artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy turns his hand to the world of modern literature in this new instalment of the A-Z series. Rendered in his distinctive style, this new book features portraits of 52 key modern writers significant for their contribution to literature, with a whole host of names from across the world including: -Simone de Beauvoir -F. Scott Fitzgerald -Kazuo Ishiguro -Doris Lessing -Salman Rushdie -Vladimir Nabokov Best-selling author Caroline Taggart provides a crib sheet of everything you need to know about each author: why they are important in the field of literature, a list of their must-read books, and a surprising fact or two about them. Alongside Andy's portraits, the book features additional imagery, including book covers and author photographs. A fun, easy guide to some of the best writers of modern times, this is a great gift for anyone who wants to broaden their literary horizons.

Book Higher Gossip

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  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-05-03
  • ISBN : 0241962250
  • Pages : 528 pages

Download or read Higher Gossip PDF, written by John Updike and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2012-05-03 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Gossip of a higher sort' was how the incomparable John Updike described the art of the review. Here then is the last collection of his best, most dazzling gossip. Influential reviews of Toni Morrison, John le Carré and Ann Patchett and expert critique on exhibitions of El Greco, Van Gogh and Schiele are included alongside previously uncollected short stories, poems and essays on his 'pet topics'. Following earlier prose collections More Matter and Due Considerations, Updike began compiling Higher Gossip shortly before his death in 2009. Displaying his characteristic humour and insight on subjects as varied as ageing, golf, dinosaurs, make-up and his own fiction, the delightful Higher Gossip bookends a legacy of over fifty celebrated titles. This is essential reading for admirers of the deeply missed John Updike, and for any who profess a love for art and literature.

Book Vladimir Nabokov

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alan Levy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2015-09-29
  • ISBN : 1504023315
  • Pages : 164 pages

Download or read Vladimir Nabokov PDF, written by Alan Levy and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2015-09-29 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Velvet Butterfly is the third in a series of introductions to some of our major literary figures by the noted cultural journalist and foreign correspondent Alan Levy.