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    DescriptionRobin Davies here demonstrates that Nabokov's 'Pale Fire' has a classical unity and represents a direct attack on T.S. Eliot's philosophical position, particularly as given in The Waste Land and as represented by Eliot's later tendency for conservatism in literature, politics and religion. After Nabokov was forced into exile from Germany and then France in the 1930s with his young son and Jewish wife, Eliot's passivism must have seemed to him the very antithesis of survival. The enigmatic Pale Fire and its surface triviality suggested that there could be self-consistent logic within the obvious commentary of Charles Kinbote and John Shade's poem. Davies places this work in its vast European context, forming a bridge between Russian and European literature which will be appreciated by scholars of both.

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    European Nabokov Web, Classicism and T.S. Eliot
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 235
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 594 g
    ISBN 13: 9781936235650
    ISBN 10: 193623565X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH, JFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AGR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004240
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    Abridged Dewey: 891
    DC22: 891.7342
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004110, LIT004130
    DC23: 891.7342
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    LC classification: PS3527.A15 Z674 2011
    Thema V1.0: DSBH, JBCC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Academic Studies Press
    Imprint name
    Academic Studies Press
    Publication date
    19 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Robin Davies (D.Phil, Oxford University) is a senior research associate at Cardiff University. He has long studied Nabokov s literature.
    Review quote
    The European Nabokov Web, Classicism and Eliot is a very fine book by a person of great talent and expertise both in the humanities and sciences, a kind of work that Nabokov himself would love to read, a kind of commentary to Pale Fire, which goes to the very heart of Nabokov's view of what literature is about. --Lazar Fleishman