Nabokov's Dark Cinema

By: Appel, Alfred Jr.

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[remainder mark on bottom edge, slight bumping to top corners; jacket shows some wear at spine ends, spine slightly faded]. (B&W photographs) In this wide-ranging criticval work, "drawing on personal conversations with Nabokov, whom he has known for twenty years, and illustrating his argument with a wealth of brilliantly chosen photographs, Appel shows how Nabokov's writings are thoroughly steeped in film; that film has in fact become for Nabokov a whole mythology, a mental landscape almost as tangible as the landscape and architecture of his physical surroundings." A substantial part of the book is devoted to "Lolita," both the novel itself (including how Nabokov prepared himself for its writing) and the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film adaptation, for which Nabokov collaborated on the screenplay. In discussing all this, the author also touches on the work of numerous other writers (among them Nathanael West, James Joyce, Manuel Puig and Thomas Pynchon), and "discusses such topics as movie-inspired role-playing, documentary photography, the phenomenon of the child star, the effect of the comic strip on contemporary fictino, and voyeuristic games in film and literature."

Title: Nabokov's Dark Cinema

Author: Appel, Alfred Jr.

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Egon Lauterberg

Categories: Cinema: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1974

ISBN Number: 0-19-501834-6

ISBN Number 13: 9780195018349

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 18851

Keywords: Literary Criticism Vladimir Nabokov Film Noir Crime Films