As A Child In Russia, Vladimir Nabokov Enjoyed Conjuring I Loved Doing Simple Tricks Turning Water Into Wine, That Kind Of Thing In This Engrossing Book Michael Wood Explores The Blend Of Arrogance And Mischief That Makes Nabokov Such A Fascinating And Elusive Master Of Fiction.Michael Wood S Study Of Nabokov Is A Stunningly Brilliant Analysis Of How, As He Says, The Sly Idiot, The Haughty Mandarin, And The Great, Doubting Magician Get Along Together In Works Like Lolita And Ada In His Own Beautifully Supple And Attractive Prose, Wood Renders His Insights With Grace And Wisdom The Magician S Doubts Is, Quite Simply, A Wonderful Book, Not To Be Passed Up Edward Said This Is A Fine Example Of An Endangered Species The Full Length Book Of Literary Criticism Dedicated To The Appreciation And Interpretation Of A Single Author, Addressed To The General Reader Reading The Magician S Doubts, We Re Experience And Recover Pleasures Of Nabokov S Texts We May Have Forgotten Or Overlooked David Lodge, The New York Times Book Review Wood S Book Is So Thronged With Pleasures, So Acute In Its Insights, So Replete With Clear Thoughts Limpidly Expressed, That One Couldwrite A Review Of It Consisting Entirely Of Quotations From The Text It Offers Us An Entirely New Set Of Insights Into The Work Of A Modern Master John Banville, The New York Review Of Books
See this thread for information Michael Wood born in Lincoln, England, is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Professor of comparative literature at Princeton University He is an alumnus of St John s College, Cambridge.Prior to teaching to Princeton, he taught at Columbia University, and at the University of Exeter in Devon, England.He was Director of the Gauss Seminars in Criticism at Princeton from 1995 2001, and chaired Princeton s English department from 1998 to 2004 He writes regularly for The New York Review of Books and on film for the London Review of Books.
- 260 pages
- The Magician's Doubts
- Michael Wood
- 27 January 2017 Michael Wood