On some interlingual sound patterns in Vladimir Nabokov’s poem “La Bonne Lorraine” Cover Image

О межъязыковых звукосмысловых соответствиях в стихах В. В. Набокова-Сирина
On some interlingual sound patterns in Vladimir Nabokov’s poem “La Bonne Lorraine”

Author(s): Semyon Leonenko
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Poetry, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature
Published by: TLU Institute of Estonian Language and Culture
Keywords: Russian 20th-century literature; Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977); anagrams; structuralist poetics;

Summary/Abstract: This article reveals some anagrammatical patterns in Vladimir Nabokov’s poem“La Bonne Lorraine” (1924). The original Russian text of the poem has severallines that include sound clusters referring to the name of the Maid of Orleans,the heroine of the poem. Th is poem about Joan of Arc springs from the veryphonetics of its key-word, the sign in absentia (cf., for instance, the very first line, which alludes to the French for Joan, Jeanne: “ZHgli ANglichANe, ZHglimoiu podrugu…”).

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 64-75
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Russian