Anyone feel like writing about their “take-away” from Thursday’s class? A sentence or two is enough–just respond to this post in a “comment”.
Alternatively, any thoughts on “The Passenger” that we didn’t get to in our rushed discussion?
Any lingering questions about anything from Thursday’s class?
Map of Europe 1900
The Vyra Estate
St. Petersburg, ca. 1900: Nevsky Prospekt
St. Petersburg, ca. 1900: Admirality and St. Peter and Paul’s Fortress
St. Petersburg today
Note: if you’re interested in a classic “train car” scene from Russian literature, you might enjoy the opening of Dostoevsky’ The Idiot, which I’ve posted in the “Scanned Readings” folder on sakai. Nabokov parodies this scene in the opening of Mary, where two men are trapped in an elevator.
This is the course blog for The Novels of Vladimir Nabokov!
Please use this blog as a place to post questions and ideas about the reading and links to relevant websites and resources. You may also use this board as a place to post invitations to events you’d like us to know about even if they aren’t related to Nabokov in any obvious way. (Choir concerts? Lectures? Sports events?)
If you are interested in completing the required work for this course, you will also post at least one question/comment and one response to another student’s question/comment concerning each of the novels we read for this class. (For purposes of this tally, consider the opening cluster of short readings as the first “novel…”)
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