Get Anatomy of a Short Story: Nabokov's Puzzles, Codes, "Signs PDF

By Yuri Leving

on account that its first e-book in 1948, certainly one of Vladimir Nabokov's shortest brief tales, "Signs and Symbols," has generated possibly extra interpretations and demanding appraisal than the other that he wrote. it's been referred to as "one of the best brief tales ever written" and "a triumph of economic system and strength, minute realism and shimmering secret" (Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: the yankee Years).

Anatomy of a brief tale contains:

• the total textual content of "Signs and Symbols," line numbered and referenced all through
• correspondence concerning the tale, such a lot of it by no means prior to released, among Nabokov and the editor of The New Yorker, the place the tale used to be first published
• 33 essays of literary feedback, bringing jointly vintage essays and new interpretations
• a round-table dialogue within which a screenwriter, a theater student, a mathematician, a psychiatrist, and a literary pupil carry their views to undergo on "Signs and Symbols"

Anatomy of a brief tale illuminates the ways that we interpret fiction, and the fast tale in particular.

Show description

Read Online or Download Anatomy of a Short Story: Nabokov's Puzzles, Codes, "Signs and Symbols" PDF

Similar literary criticism & theory books

Download PDF by Olivia Frey: "Emotion recollected in tranquillity" - Wordsworth's concept

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2007 within the topic English Language and Literature stories - Literature, grade: 1,0, collage of Vienna (Anglistik & Amerikanistik), path: Introductory Seminar / Literature - Romanticism, 15 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: “[P]oetry is the spontaneous overflow of robust feelings,” William Wordsworth proclaims two times in his “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads (242, 250).

Download e-book for iPad: Crossing the Line: Racial Passing in Twentieth-Century U.S. by Gayle Wald

As W. E. B. DuBois famously prophesied within the Souls of Black folks, the fiction of the colour line has been of pressing drawback in defining a definite twentieth-century U. S. racial “order. ” but the very arbitrariness of this line additionally supplies upward push to possibilities for racial “passing,” a tradition wherein matters acceptable the phrases of racial discourse.

Download PDF by Martin M. Winkler: Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema

Classical fantasy and tradition within the Cinema is a suite of essays providing numerous techniques to movies set in old Greece and Rome and to movies that mirror archetypal beneficial properties of classical literature. the variety of content material and theoretical stances present in this quantity will make it required studying for students and scholars drawn to interdisciplinary methods to textual content and photo, and for someone attracted to the presence of Greece and Rome in smooth pop culture.

Extra resources for Anatomy of a Short Story: Nabokov's Puzzles, Codes, "Signs and Symbols"

Example text

Download PDF sample

Anatomy of a Short Story: Nabokov's Puzzles, Codes, "Signs and Symbols" by Yuri Leving

by Michael

Rated 4.60 of 5 – based on 4 votes