Efimov, Mikhail. Two Interpretations of Nabokov’s Short Story “The Visit to the Museum”. 2018

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Two Interpretations of Nabokov’s Short Story “The Visit to the Museum”
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Nabokov Online Journal
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v. 12
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Abstract

Efimov's article offers two interpretations of Nabokov’s short story “The Visit to the Museum”. While one links the literary text of Nabokov with his biography, another suggests an intertextual reading. These two different (if not the opposite) methods of reading are designed to demonstrate the understudied potential of Nabokov’s “minor” legacy as a writer, i.e. his short prose. The main vector of the proposed interpretations is to subject Nabokov’s texts to questions rather than to supply the unconditional “final” answers.