Vladimir Nabokov, A Bibliography of Criticism
by Dieter E. Zimmer
with additions by Jeff Edmunds

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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Bader, Julia: "Sebastian Knight: The Oneness of Perception". In: Modern Critical Views: Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Harold Bloom). New York: Chelsea House, 1987, pp. 15-26

Barabtarlo, Gennady. "See Under Sebastian." The Nabokovian, Spring 1990, 24, pp. 24-28.

Begnal, Michael H. "The Fledgling Fictionalist: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight." Zembla, July 1996.

Booker, M. Keith. "Fiction and 'Real Life': Vargas Llosa's The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta and Nabokov's The Real Life of Sebastian Knight." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (Washington, DC), Winter 1994, 35:2, pp. 111-127.

Brennan, Matthew C.: "Nabokov's Cubist Narrative: Picasso's Portraits and The Real Life of Sebastian Knight". Lamar, 16 (2), Fall 1990, pp. 41-54

Brenner, Conrad: "Introduction". In: Vladimir Nabokov: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1959, pp. vii-xvi

Bronfen, Elisabeth. "Entortung und Identität: Ein Thema der modernen Exilliteratur." The Germanic Review (Washington, DC), Spring 1994, 69:2, pp. 70-78.

Clancier, Anne. "Vladimir Nabokov et les affres du biographe." Revue des Sciences Humaines (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France), Oct.-Dec. 1991, 98:4 (224), pp. 127-137.

Connolly, Julian W.: "From Biography to Autobiography and Back: The Fictionalization of The Narrated Self in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight". Cycnos (Nice), 10 (1), 1993, pp. 39-46

Dallas, Graham. "A la recherche de l'autre perdu: Narrateur et personnage dans The Real Life of Sebastian Knight." Cycnos [Nice, France] 2 (1985-Winter 1986), pp. 61-69.

Demoss, John. "The 'Real' Real Life: Sebastian Knight and the Critics". Posted to the author's Web site, May 2003.

Emery, Emily. "'An occult resemblance': The Ripples of Chekhov in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight." The Nabokovian, Spring 1988, 20, pp. 24-29.

Fromberg, Susan: "The Unwritten Chapters in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight". modern fiction studies (Lafayette, IN), 13 (4), Winter 1967/68, pp. 427-442

Grabes, Herbert: "Vladimir Nabokov's The Real Life of Sebastian Knight: Zum Verhältnis von Fiktion und Wirklichkeit in der literarischen Biographie". Poetica, 5, 1972, pp. 374-387

Johnson, W.R.: "The Real Life of Sebastian Knight". Carleton Miscellany, 4, Fall 1963, pp. 111-114

Knap, Jane Alice. Use of the Detective Novel Form by C. P. Snow, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Vladimir Nabokov. Ph.D., 1990.

Marshall, Brenda K. "Sebastian Speaks: Nabokov's Narrative Authority in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight." Style (DeKalb, IL), Summer 1989, 23:2, pp. 213-224.

Morgan, Paul B. "Nabokov and the Medieval Hunt Allegory." Revuw de Littérature Comparée (Paris), July-Sept. 1986, 60:3, pp. 321-327.

Nicol, Charles: "The Mirrors of Sebastian Knight". In: Nabokov: The Man and His Work (ed. L.S. Dembo). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1967, pp. 85-94

O'Connor, Katherine T.: "Nabokov's The Real Life of Sebastian Knight: In Pursuit of a Biography". In: Mnemozina - Studia litteraria russica in honorem Vsevolod Setchkarev (ed. Joachim T.Baer). München: Fink, 1974, pp. 281-293

Olcott, Anthony: "The Author's Special Intention: A Study of The Real Life of Sebastian Knight". In: A Book of Things about Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Carl R. Proffer). Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1974, pp. 104-121

Pellerdi, Marta. "Nabokov's The Real Life of Sebastian
Knight
or, What You Will." Kodolányi Füzetek 5. Székesfehérvár:
Kodolányi János University College, 1999, pp. 17-27.

Quinn, Brian: "Aspects of Nabokov's Transition to English Prose in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight". Studies in English Language and Literature, 40, February 1990, pp. 81-101

Rasch, William. "The Real Life of Conrad Brenner." The Nabokovian, Spring 1990, 24, pp. 33-36.

Rimmon, Shlomith: "Problems of Voice in Nabokov's The Real Life of Sebastian Knight". In: Critical Essays on Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Phyllis A. Roth). Boston, MA: G.K. Hall, 1984, pp. 109-129

Shields, David. "Autobiographic Rapture and Fictive Irony in Speak, Memory and The Real Life of Sebastian Knight." The Iowa Review (Iowa City, IA), Winter 1987, 17:1, pp. 44-54.

Sisson, Jonathan B.: "The Real Life of Sebastian Knight". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 633-643

Stegner, S.P.: "The Immortality of Art: Vladimir Nabokov's The Real Life of Sebastian Knight". Southern Review (Baton Rouge, LA), 2, 1966, pp. 286-296

Sweeney, S[usan] E[lizabeth]: "Purloined Letters: Poe, Doyle, Nabokov". Russian Literature TriQuarterly (Ann Arbor, MI), 24, 1991, pp. 213-238.

Sweeney, Susan Elizabeth. "The V-Shaped Paradigm: Nabokov and Pynchon." Cycnos, v. 12, no. 2, 1995, pp. 173-180. [Discusses The Real Life of Sebastian Knight and V.]

de Vries, Gerard. "The True Life of Sebastian Knight," Zembla, 5/16/11.

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LAUGHTER IN THE DARK | GLORY | DESPAIR
INVITATION TO A BEHEADING | THE GIFT
THE REAL LIFE OF SEBASTIAN KNIGHT | BEND SINISTER
SPEAK, MEMORY | LOLITA | PNIN | PALE FIRE
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