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Sites about Despair
by Vladimir Nabokov
Critical sites about Despair
- The Caning of Modernist Profaners: Parody in Despair
- "Numerous critics have noted that Despair is the first major work by Nabokov in which the author resorts to intertextual strategies and stratagems--to literary parody, disguised polemic, cunning play with several superimposed subtexts, and so on. "Behind Despair stands a nexus of allusions so dense, so rich, that progressing through their labyrinth would require another Holmes," wrote William C. Carroll1 in a pioneering article that tracks some very important routes inside this labyrinth leading to Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Oscar Wilde, and Conan Doyle."
- Contains: Content Analysis
- Author: Alexander Dolinin
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Last Updated Mar 25, 2014