Narrative "Score"

Title

Narrative "Score"

Subject

Vladimir Nabokov's "A Guide to Berlin"

Description

An interactive graph, or "score," of Nabokov's short story "A Guide to Berlin." The interactive "score" of Nabokov's "A guide to Berlin" shows the progression of the narrative verb by verb in each chapter (left to right, horizontal axis) and the fluctuations of time across past-present-future (bottom to top, vertical axis), representing the work of memory and imagination, and the interconnectedness of time in this text.

This map also captures the narrator's movement in space. The locations—home, streetcar, zoo, and pub—are color coded, showing that the narrative generally parallels the linearity of physical movement (left to right), but that it also undermines it a little, as the first groups of dots indicates.

Creator

Matt Lawson, design

Date

1925

Contributor

Jenya Mironava

Files

BerlinGuide_1.png

Citation

Matt Lawson, design, “Narrative "Score",” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed August 16, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/834.

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