The Mystery of Vladimir Nabokov


  • Aza Petrovna Tikhonova
  • Susanna Rashidovna Makerova
  • Svetlana Aleksandrovna Sasina
  • Ekaterina Nikolaevna Orekhova
  • Zaineta Ruslanovna Khachmafova


The analysis of the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (English and Russian versions) has revealed the peculiarities of the novel on the level of contents and the plot and on the lexical level. The results of the analysis make it possible to come to the conclusion that the novel is a multilevel structure, inherently Russian in culture in spite of the abundance of French words and the English context. As to its communicative organization, it is an implied dialogue between the author and the reader, it is a double-voiced discourse that serves the author and the narrator at the same time to expresses simultaneously two different intentions. Nevertheless, in spite of its Russian imprint, the novel may be considered a unique phenomenon of world culture. There is no doubt that the work of true bilinguals, to which the great Russian-American writer V.V. Nabokov, deserves special attention in view of combining ethnic and cultural codes and harmonious combination of different ethno-psycholinguistic rules of each language (Karabulatova & Polivara, 2013).

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s4p115


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Tikhonova, A. P., Makerova, S. R., Sasina, S. A., Orekhova, E. N., & Khachmafova, Z. R. (2015). The Mystery of Vladimir Nabokov. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 6(3 S4), 115. Retrieved from