Details

ISBN-10: 0691196907
ISBN-13: 9780691196909
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 11/19/2019
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H

Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov

Editor: Gennady Barabtarlo
Commentaries by: Gennady Barabtarlo

Paperback

Price: $17.95

Overview

Nabokov’s dream diary–published for the first time

On October 14, 1964, Vladimir Nabokov, a lifelong insomniac, began a curious experiment. Over the next eighty days, immediately upon waking, he wrote down his dreams, following the instructions in An Experiment with Time by British philosopher John Dunne. The purpose was to test the theory that time may go in reverse, so that a later event may generate an earlier dream. The result–published here for the first time–is a fascinating diary in which Nabokov recorded sixty-four dreams (and subsequent daytime episodes) on 118 index cards, providing a rare glimpse of the artist at his most private. Insomniac Dreams presents the text of Nabokov’s dream experiment, illustrated with a selection of his original index cards, and provides rich annotations and analysis that put them in the context of his life and writings.

Read More
Reviews
One of The Guardian's Best Books of 2017
More Reviews

Details

ISBN-10: 0691196907
ISBN-13: 9780691196909
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 11/19/2019
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H
Skip to content