The Goalkeeper

The Goalkeeper : The Nabokov Almanac

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The Goalkeeper 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 18.29mm | 525g
  • Brighton, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1618118307
  • 9781618118301

Table of contents

Slide Tackle (from the editor)
Team (about the contributors)
Field: Forum
Nabokov Studies: Strategic Development of the Field and Scholarly Cooperation
First Time Ball: Russian Nabokov
Orhan Pamuk and Vladimir Nabokov on Dostoevsky
Sacrificing the Maiden('s) Head: Decoding Nabokov's Burlesque of Sex and Violence in Invitation to a Beheading
Irony Behind the Iron Curtain: Internal Escape from Totalitarianism in Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading
Nabokov's Invitation to Plato's Beheading
Center Circle: Forum
Institutionalizing Nabokov: Museum, Archive, Exhibition
Narrowing the Angle: Memoir
A Neophyte's Collision with Vladimir Vladimirovich
Corner Arc: English Nabokov
Nabokov's Pale Fire and Alexander Pope
Picturing Memory, Puncturing Vision: Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire
Two Notes on Pale Fire
A Fold of the Marquisette: Nabokov's Lepidoptery in Visual Media
Goal Box: Interview
An Interview with Dmitiri Nabokov by Suellen Stringer-Hye, ""Laura is Not Even the Original's Name."" One Touch Pass: Nabokov across the Lines
""Which is Sebastian?"" What's in a (Shakespearean and Nabokovian) Name? Aesthetics and Sin: The Nymph and the Faun in Hawthorne's The Marble Faun and Nabokov's Lolita
Nabokov and Prince D.S
Corner Flag: Interview
An Interview with Alvin Toffler by Yuri Leving, ""Lost in Transit."" Midfield Line: Forum
Teaching Nabokov
Red Card: Archive
""The book is dazzlingly brilliant..
But"": Two early internal reviews of Nabokov's The Gift
Dangerous Play: Conference
""Revising Nabokov Revising"" Nabokov Conference in Kyoto
Penalty Area: Book Reviews
Chasing Lolita: How Popular Culture Corrupted Nabokov's Little Girl all Over Again
Approaches to Teaching Nabokov's Lolita
Versus and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry, selected and translated by Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov, Tragediia gospadinaMorna: P'esy, lektsii o drame
Pekka Tammi, Russian Subtexts in Nabokov's Fiction: Four Essays
End Line: Bibliography
Index of Names.
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Review quote

"A virtual cornucopia of Nabokoviana! With its impressive diversity of contributors and stylish format, Yuri Leving's The Goalkeeper promises to be the place to look for the latest on one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and most stimulating thinkers."
- David Bethea, Vilas Professor of Slavic Languages, University of Wisconsin-Madison / University of Oxford
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About Yuri Leving

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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