“The Shadow of Fool-Made History”: History as Narrative in Nabokov’s Work

  • Siggy Frank University of Nottingham


This paper presents a first attempt to examine Nabokov’s notion of the writing of history in relation to the overtly fictional narrative in Pnin, noting Nabokov’s strategy of using the inherently anti-historicist, self-reflexive mode of his work to engage with historical issues.


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Biografia autore

Siggy Frank, University of Nottingham
Assistant Professor, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies