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On Nabokov, Ayn Rand and the Libertarian Mind

What the Russian-American Odd Pair Can Tell Us about Some Values, Myths and Manias Widely Held Most Dear

Author(s): Gene H. Bell-Villada

Book Description

On Nabokov, Ayn Rand and the Libertarian Mind not only conjoins two seemingly divergent authors but also takes on the larger picture of libertarian trends and ideologies. These timely topics further intermingle with Bell-Villada’s own conflicted relationship – personal, cultural, satirical, literary – to the “odd pair” and their ways of thinking. The inclusion of Louis Begley’s essay adds yet another dimension to this unique, wide-ranging meditation on art and politics, history and memory.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5040-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5040-3
Date of Publication: 01/10/2013
Pages / Size: 304 / A5
Price: £44.99


Gene H. Bell-Villada, born in Haiti and raised in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Venezuela, is Professor of Romance Languages at Williams College. His scholarly writings include general-interest books on Borges and García Márquez (both now available in expanded second editions) and the wide-ranging Art for Art’s Sake and Literary Life (finalist for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award, and translated into Serbian and Chinese). He has also published two volumes of fiction and a memoir, Overseas American: Growing up Gringo in the Tropics. His latest work is a collection, Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture Kids (co-edited with Nina Sichel).


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6660-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-6660-1
Date of Publication: 01/10/2014
Pages / Size: 304 / A5
Price: £29.99