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Nabokov's Dark Cinema, Appel, Alfred Jr.

Author    Appel, Alfred Jr.

Title   Nabokov's Dark Cinema

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Oxford University Press 1974

ISBN Number    0-19-501834-6 / 9780195018349

Illustrator   Illustrated by (dj design) Egon Lauterberg

Seller ID   18851

[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."

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