Nabokov’s Religious Apostasy: Gnostic Turpitude

A lecture by Professor Sergei Davydov, Professor Emeritus, Middlebury College.

The early writings of the great Russian-American writer Vladimir Nabokov were rife with themes and images from his Russian Orthodox religion. However, from 1925 on, Nabokov began to re-code his Orthodox Christianity into a peculiar "poetic religion" of his own. This Oct. 15, 4 pm talk explores the reasons behind this process and the literary techniques involved. Hale 260.

Presented by: Comparative Literature Graduate Program.