The Goalkeeper: The Nabokov Almanac

The Goalkeeper: The Nabokov Almanac

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Edited by Yuri Leving

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  • Publisher: Academic Studies Press
  • Format: Hardback | 326 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 239mm x 25mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Brighton
  • ISBN 10: 1936235196
  • ISBN 13: 9781936235193
  • Edition statement: New.

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This is a new scholarly almanac devoted to the art of Vladimir Nabokov. Himself an ardent goalkeeper, the author of "Lolita" viewed soccer as more than a game: 'I was less the keeper of a soccer goal than the keeper of a secret' ("Speak, Memory"). The inaugural collection features contributions from two dozen leading Nabokov scholars worldwide, including academic articles (Neil Cornwell, Gerard de Vries, Samuel Schuman, and others); roundtable discussions (Brian Boyd, Jeff Edmunds, Priscilla Meyer, David Rampton, Leona Toker); interviews (Dmitri Nabokov, Alvin Toffler); archival materials; the Kyoto Nabokov conference report; and, book reviews (Pekka Tammi, Zoran Kuzmanovich, Galya Diment). "The Nabokov Almanac", edited by Yuri Leving, is affiliated with the "Nabokov Online Journal", published since 2007.

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Yuri Leving (PhD The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is involved in research on visual arts at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has taught at The George Washington University and is now at Dalhousie University. His main field of interest is Russian literature, culture and film. Leving is the author of Train Station - Garage - Hangar: Vladimir Nabokov and Poetics of Russian Urbanism (2004, Short-listed for Andrey Bely Prize). He also co-edited two volumes of articles, Eglantine: Collection of Philological Essays to Honor the Sixtieth Anniversary of Roman Timenchik (2005) and Empire N. Nabokov and Heirs (2006).

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The book that emerges is one of those gifts whose first impact produces in the recipient s mind a colored image, a blazoned blur, reflecting with such emblematic force the sweet nature of the contributors. -- T.W. Thomas, Professor of Anthropology, Waindell College