Contrast with it Nabokov's admiration of Chekhov's writing for being so true to life.
What makes it so valuable is the brilliant insights into the work of Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevski,Tolstoy, Chekhov and Maxim Gorky.
You may agree or disagree, but the book is a joy to read, especially if you know the works discussed.
This Book is a good reading, although some people say that Nabokov is not being totally fair.Published 1 month ago by Karl
Nabokov's critical thought is here reconstructed from his lecture notes. In this volume and in the companion volume concerning Western literature in general, Nabokov shows you how... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Renee
Essential reading for anyone interested in Russian writers. His take on writers, translations and the history of Russian literature is extremely insightful.Published 3 months ago by John McCormick
You may agree or disagree, but the book is a joy to read, especially if you know the works discussed.Published 7 months ago by Victoria Edwards
This is the only book of its kind around. Nabokov was a persnickety snob but he has some unparalleled insights into the craft of the Russian novel.Published 8 months ago by Omnivoreader
Oh, I so love love getting glimpses into the head of my idol, [though doing so would never interest me in the case of any other writer], and this collection of lectures says much... Read morePublished 10 months ago by lily t.
As literature a good book, however the print is quite small, perhaps a 9pt in Times Roman and the print is not centered on the page. Read morePublished on August 16, 2012 by My name
Man a class with him must have been wild.
Nabokov carries the student through all of the major writers after Pushkin except Lermontov. Read more
Amazon has mistakenly crosslinked this book with another, lectures on non-Russian literature, as being another edition of that book.Published on September 21, 2008 by Arthur Pearson