About the Book: The Enchanter: An Adventure in the Land of Nabokov
A rhapsodic and charming account of discovering happiness in reading Nabokov
Plunging into the enchanted and luminous worlds of Speak, Memory, Ada, or Ardor; and the infamous Lolita, Lila Azam Zanganeh seeks out the Nabokovian experience of time, memory, sexual passion, nature, loss, love in all its forms, language in all its allusions. She explores his Russian childhood, his European sojourns, and the landscapes of "his" America, hallucinates an interview and seeks the "crunch of happiness" in Nabokov's singular vocabulary. This rhapsodic and beautifully illuminated book that will lure the innocent reader to a well of delights.
About the Author: Lila Azam Zanganeh
Lila Azam Zanganeh was born in Paris to Iranian parents. Her families returned to Tehran but were forced to flee from the Islamic revolution when she was still a baby. She grew up in Paris and moved to the United States at the age of 22 to teach literature, cinema and Romance languages at Harvard University. In 2006, she edited a book of essays about cultural life in contemporary Iran: My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes, which was translated in several languages and won two prizes.
A lucid and joyful account of the great master's art, written with all the playfulness that the subject deserves. Very delightful.- Orhan Pamuk
|Book:||The Enchanter: An Adventure in the Land of Nabokov|
|Author:||Lila Azam Zanganeh|
|Number of Pages:||256|
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