One-Weekend Intensive: Reading as a Writer—Pale Fire

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Since its publication in 1962, Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire has been called everything from unreadable to one of the 20th century’s greatest works of art. This much is sure: The book is challenging, innovative, hilarious, and bold. It takes the form of a 999-line poem in heroic couplets by a fictional author, John Francis Shade, and a foreword, commentary, and index by the fictional Charles Kinbote. What happens, how it happens, and what it all means are questions that have inspired endless commentary, imitation, and quotation. Join us as we unravel some of the mystery and enjoy the dazzling playfulness of this great book, and consider how it can inform and ignite our own work.

Instructor: David Rothman Learn More


Jun 02, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pmJun 03, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm