Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Some thoughts about Pale Fire...

- Does this novel succeed on a dramatic level?

- Is Nabokov lampooning academia? Is he more sympathetic to John Shade or Charles Kinbote?

- How do the circumstances surrounding Shade’s death relate to his ideas about mortality found in the poem?

- Did you notice any recurring formal motifs in the novel?

We'll be meeting to discuss this book on September 18th at the Main Library in Conference Rm 3 at 6pm. Feel free to bring food and drink.

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