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Nabokov's Third-Person Selves, James Morrison Jan 1992

Nabokov's Third-Person Selves, James Morrison

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Many previous efforts to come to terms with the problem of autonomous consciousness and of self-construction in Nabokov's work have done so in the sphere of psychoanalysis, and have therefore found it necessary to make a foray into Nabokov's tireless polemic against the school of thought. Perhaps, however, an examination of what may be called "the third-person self" provides a way of apprehending Nabokov's conception and representations of consciousness in such a way that a detour through that well-travelled territory may be avoided.