Nabokov on Cinematic and Socialist Realism
2016 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, 35-42 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this article is to show to what extent Nabokov’s relations to the two phenomena Soviet art and cinematic art were interrelated and subtly intertwined. Focusing on a cinematic scene in Nabokov’s first novel, Mary (1926), the analysis traces how the themes of cinematic deception techniques and mimetic violence are developed by Nabokov. It is shown how cinematic effects in Nabokov addresses the violence inherent in socialist realist aesthetics: political censorship and manipulation on the one hand, and the programmatic extinction of artists labeled as “bourgeois” on the other.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 35-42 p.
Languages and Literature
Research subject Slavic Languages
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137081OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-137081DiVA: diva2:1059300
FunderThe Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (KVHAA)