Laurent Milesi


University of Wales, Swansea

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Cycnos | Volume 12 n°2

Dead on Time? Nabokov’s “Post” to the Letter

“One of the central concerns in Nabokov’s fiction, death is as inevitable as the encounter with it may be mistimed (The Real Life of Sebastian Knight), mis-aimed (Pale Fire) or downright missed (The Eye) — to name just a few examples. But how, caught in the triangle of time, existence and death,1 do Nabokov’s characters, directly, indirectly or vicariously, “date” death if death “is ultimately the name of impossible simultaneity” (Derrida, Aporias, 65) and time is always set by the Other, “the object is always at another hour, fast or slow, early or late” (Lac...”

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