Nakata, Akiko. Some Spiritual Subtexts Hidden in Transparent Things. 2010

Bibliographic title
Some Spiritual Subtexts Hidden in Transparent Things
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Revising Nabokov Revising: Proceedings of the International Nabokov Conference
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Nakata follows Boyd in following the "story behind the story". These spiritual layers under the surface of the work not only have to do with something spiritual, but also reveal the way the novel is devised. The difficulty to notice these indirect quotations indicates that these subtexts are incorporated in the text both to be found and to remain concealed, as Nabokov often does with the theme of death. [MB]