This essay argues that Chekhov’s novel, The Shooting Party (Drama na Okhote) (1884–1885), featuring a protagonist who views murder in aesthetic terms, is a heretofore overlooked source for Nabokov’s exploration of the relationship between art and crime in his novel Despair as well as in his later works. I propose that Chekhov’s formal experimentation in The Shooting Party spurred Nabokov’s inquiry into the links between art and iniquity; in Despair Nabokov directly addresses the interplay between artistic creation and criminality. I sketch the ethical concerns raised by the popular crime fiction that inspired Chekhov’s Shooting Party . I then address the sensationalistic plot, formal inventiveness, and metaliterary aspects of Chekhov’s novel. Finally, I note the thematic and stylistic parallels between Nabokov’s Despair and Chekhov’s novel; in so doing, I seek to shed new light on the juxtaposition of aesthetic and ethical categories that is one of the most distinctive features of Nabokov’s fiction. In both The Shooting Party and Despair , a murderer constructs a written narrative about the murder that he committed, seeking profit and glory by turning crime into art; the narrative then falls into the hands of a reader who alters the manuscript and thereby enacts a power struggle with the criminal to establish his own ethical and aesthetic superiority. The Shooting Party and Despair both depict an artist-murderer who demotes his human victim to the status of an artistic medium—text or image— that he is entitled to manipulate at will; Chekhov and Nabokov then strive to construct an inquisitive reader-detective whose empathy is diametrically opposed to the dehumanizing mindset of their protagonists.
Hello there, just restart gym training after a while. Red those information about D-BAL and got really curious.
It has been claimed that it has to be taken 3 times a day during meals.
it has been also said that is has to be taken 30/45 minutes after training.
Please help me to understand the second part:
the day that i go to the gym how many pils do i have to take? if for example i go to the gym after work but before dinner time , should i take one pill in the morning after breakfast , one after lunch and the last one after work out ? not after dinner?