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dc.contributor.authorLim, Deborah Ying Shan.
dc.description.abstractVladimir Nabokov’s novels seem to hold, for many, a strange fascination. This essay began as an inquiry into the inexplicable enchantment of Nabokov’s language. I had the idea of studying the elements of prose style, in order to ascertain what it is that draws so many readers, for instance, to the strange beauty of Lolita, or to the depthless worlds of Pale Fire. I wanted to ask: What makes a work of fiction beautiful? And how is this beauty to be demonstrated? The direction of my research in art philosophy, however, led to the discovery that the beauty of the Nabokovian novel is revealed not only in its lyrical prose, but also in its formal richness. Still motivated by these initial inquiries, this essay is a study of beauty in both the form and language of Nabokov’s Pale Fire and Lolita.en_US
dc.format.extent38 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.titleFixing the borderline : beauty in Pale Fire and Lolita.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorCornelius Anthony Murphyen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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