Quite appropriate in the light of the latest controversy surrounding
VN's celebrated short story and its take-offs, ripoffs, and homages, I
am delighted to announce the publication of the following book on 7
Anatomy of a Short Story. Nabokov's Puzzles, Codes, "Signs and Symbols"
Edited by Yuri Leving
Afterword by John Banville
Anatomy of a Short Story contains:
• the full text of “Signs and Symbols,” line numbered and
referenced throughout the book
• correspondence, most of it never before published, between
Nabokov and the editor of The New Yorker, where the story was first
• 33 essays of literary criticism on the story, bringing together
classic essays and new interpretations
• a round-table discussion in which a screenwriter, a theater
scholar, a mathematician, a psychiatrist, and a literary scholar bring
their perspectives to bear on "Signs and Symbols"
The full ToC is found here:http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=165822&SntUrl=153666
It is available on Amazon for $34.95 starting today:http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Short-Story-Nabokovs-Puzzles/dp/1441142630
Dr. Yuri Leving
Chair, Department of Russian Studies
McCain Arts, 6135 University Ave.
PO BOX 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
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