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Elizabeth W. Bruss
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Autobiographical Acts: The Changing Situation of a Literay Genre

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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 1st 1976 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Autobiographical Acts, Elizabeth W. Bruss

Chapter Five: Vladimir Nabokov: Illusions of Reality and The Reality of Illusions

*Note: this review is of Chapter 5 of this book.

Bruss analyzes Nabokov’s writing and compares Lolita and Speak, Memory. Lolita is a fiction book written from the first-person perspective of Humbert, a narcissist child molester, while Speak, Memory is Nabokov’s autobiography.

Bruss points out that the narrator of Lolita believed himself to be larger than life, but that Nabokov
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