The concept of absence seems to be crucial in Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov’s poetics. Indeed, not only it is thematically present in his novels and poems, but in certain cases it performs a structural function. His last, unfinished work, "The Original of Laura (Dying is fun)" (2009), makes a perfect case. Reading this novel concentrating on the full-empty opposition interestingly reveals a typical nabokovian strategy, i.e. evoking the full through emptiness and segmentation. Drawing from these premises, this paper focuses on the representation of female body in "The Original of Laura", investigating the productivity of rhetorical figures, with particular reference to asyndeton. In this reference frame the role of Japanese aesthetics is discussed.

Per una retorica dell’assenza. Fascinazioni giapponesi nell’ultimo romanzo di V.V. Nabokov

irina marchesini
2014

Abstract

The concept of absence seems to be crucial in Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov’s poetics. Indeed, not only it is thematically present in his novels and poems, but in certain cases it performs a structural function. His last, unfinished work, "The Original of Laura (Dying is fun)" (2009), makes a perfect case. Reading this novel concentrating on the full-empty opposition interestingly reveals a typical nabokovian strategy, i.e. evoking the full through emptiness and segmentation. Drawing from these premises, this paper focuses on the representation of female body in "The Original of Laura", investigating the productivity of rhetorical figures, with particular reference to asyndeton. In this reference frame the role of Japanese aesthetics is discussed.
2014
irina marchesini
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