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Title:Metaparody in Selected Literary Works
Author(s):Rutsala, Kirsten May
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Temira Pachmuss
Department / Program:Slavic Languages and Literatures
Discipline:Slavic Languages and Literatures
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, American
Abstract:In Lolita, Nabokov's Humbert seems to be a metaparody of the underground man. Both narrators compose confessions which alternate between candor and obfuscation, between pronouncements of their guilt and self-justifying declarations of innocence. The most significant "revision" of Notes from the Underground in Lolita is Humbert's relative success as an artist. While the underground man's notes are circular and unending, Humbert's confession is complete and symmetrical, a transformation of experience into art.
Issue Date:1999
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:229 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87659
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9944988
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1999


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