Title

Balzacorama: Panoramic Vision in Nabokov's "Lolita."

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Comparative Literature Studies

Abstract

A literary criticism of the Russian American novel "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov, examining its connections with the theme of panorama seen in the works of the 19th-century French author Honoré de Balzac, particularly in his novel "Le Père Goriot" is presented. Details are given discussing ways in which Nabokov actively disdained the writing of Balzac but also referenced his works and themes in his own writing. References to the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky are also made.

Keywords

PANORAMAS in literature, Nabokov, Balzac, Dostoyevsky

Volume

48

Issue

4

Department

Modern And Classical Languages And Literature

First Page

486

Last Page

511

DOI

10.5325/complitstudies.48.4.0486

ISSN

0010-4132

Rights

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