Narrative Guide

Title

Narrative Guide

Subject

A diagrammatic map of Vladimir Nabokov "A Guide to Berlin" (1925)

Description

This schematic representation of the narrative movement of Nabokov's "A Guide to Berlin" shows the temporal complexity of the narrative. Each block (color-coded by the location) represents a small textual segment, in which the time of action was deemed to be consistent throughout. The diagram makes visible the instances of time-mirrorring, of parallel temporal lines meeting, of synchronicity of time, and shows the narrator's physical movement (in space and in narrative) as well (left to right).

Creator

Matt Lawson, design

Date

1925

Contributor

Jenya Mironava

Files

GuideGuide_1.png

Citation

Matt Lawson, design, “Narrative Guide,” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed August 16, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/879.

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