Portrayal of Characters in the Author’s Translation of the Bilingual Writer Vladimir Nabokov (V. Nabokov’s “Conclusive Evidence / Другие берега” and “Laughter in the Dark / Камера обскура”)

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The ways Vladimir Nabokov portrays people are analysed through the prism of the writer’s bilingualism. The research is based on the writer`s autobiographic memoirs «Conclusive Evidence / Другие берега» and his novel «Камера обскура»/ «Laughter in the Dark». The study aims to highlight the means used to reach the adequacy and equivalence of translation by applying comparative method and method of semantic analysis. The study confirms the hypothesis that Vladimir Nabokov’s bilingualism and synesthesia are closely interconnected, shape his linguistic and cultural worldview and influence the strategies and tools he applies when translating his own texts.

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Lyudmila Vladimirovna Krivoshlykova

RUDN University

Author for correspondence.
Email: lvk1404@mail.ru
6, Miklukho-Maklay str., Moscow, Russia, 117198

Yulia Sergeyevna Chernyakova

Moscow Regional Social and Humanitarian Institute

Email: y-chernyakova@mail.ru
30, Zelenaya str., Kolomna, Russia, 140410


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