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The Resource The feud : Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship, Alex Beam

The feud : Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship, Alex Beam

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The feud : Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship
Title
The feud
Title remainder
Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship
Statement of responsibility
Alex Beam
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1940 Edmund Wilson was the undisputed big dog of American letters. Vladimir Nabokov was a near-penniless Russian exile seeking asylum in the States. Wilson became a mentor to Nabokov, introducing him to every editor of note, assigning reviews for The New Republic, engineering a Guggenheim. Their intimate friendship blossomed over a shared interest in all things Russian, ruffled a bit by political disagreements. But then came Lolita, and suddenly Nabokov was the big (and very rich) dog. Finally the feud erupted in full when Nabokov published his hugely footnoted and virtually unreadable literal translation of Pushkin's famously untranslatable verse novel Eugene Onegin. Wilson attacked his friend's translation with hammer and tong in the New York Review of Books. Nabokov counterattacked in the same publication. Back and forth the increasingly aggressive letters volleyed until their friendship was reduced to ashes by the narcissism of small differences"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
818/.5209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3527.A15
LC item number
Z615 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The feud : Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship, Alex Beam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1677697
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 201 pages
Isbn
9781101870228
Lccn
2016007056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1677697
  • (Sirsi) 1677697
  • (OCoLC)944933725
Label
The feud : Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship, Alex Beam
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1677697
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 201 pages
Isbn
9781101870228
Lccn
2016007056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1677697
  • (Sirsi) 1677697
  • (OCoLC)944933725

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