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  Vladimir Nabokov Centennial | Biography
The Nabokovs were known for their high culture and commitment to public service, and the elder Nabokov was an outspoken opponent of antisemitism and one of the leaders of the opposition party, the Kadets.
The Nabokov household was trilingual, and as a child Nabokov was already reading Wells, Poe, Browning, Keats, Flaubert, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Tolstoy, and Chekhov, alongside the popular entertainments of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Jules Verne.
Vladimir Nabokov died in Montreux, Switzerland, in 1977.
www.randomhouse.com /features/nabokov/biography.html   (299 words)

  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Vladimir Nabokov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Nabokov's best-known work in English is undoubtedly Lolita (1955), frequently cited as one of the most important novels of the 20th century, probably followed by the singularly structured Pale Fire (1962).
Nabokov left Germany with his family in 1937 for Paris and in 1940 fled from the advancing German troops to the United States.
Nabokov's short story "The Vane Sisters" is famous in part for its acrostical final paragraph, in which the first letters of each word spell out a ghostly message from beyond the grave.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Vladimir_Nabokov   (2766 words)

 Person of the Week: Vladimir Nabokov
Nabokov was born in April 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Nabokov, who categorized himself as "a perfectly normal trilingual child in a family with a large library," attended the Tenishev School in St. Petersburg, the most advanced and expensive school in Russia.
Nabokov's technical brilliance and mastery of form, but were frequently baffled by his irrepressible sense of flippancy and his penchant for parody.
www.wellesley.edu /Anniversary/nabokov.html   (723 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Vladimir Nabokov
The reputation of Vladimir Nabokov, in terms of his achievement in establishing himself as a major writer in two literatures, is an extremely rare one in western culture.
Nabokov is the author of seventeen novels and some sixty-five stories, many of which exist in double versions – Russian-English, or English-Russian: if not originally authored in both languages, then authorised (and definitively polished) by him through collaborative translation (mostly with his son Dmitri).
Nabokov, who always claimed “I think in images”, prided himself on his mastery of prose style in two of the world's foremost literary languages and his oeuvre remains, as one consequence, the happiest of hunting grounds for narrative theorists, exponents of intertextuality, and sleuths of the hidden pattern.
www.litencyc.com /php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3282   (513 words)

 Vladimir Nabokov: A Who2 Profile
Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was so controversial that it went unpublished in America for three years after it was first presented in France in 1955.
Nabokov left his native Russia after the 1917 revolution that overthrew Nicholas II, then lived in England and Germany before moving to the United States in the 1940s.
A poet, translator, novelist and internationally recognized lepidopterist (butterfly expert), Nabokov taught at Cornell University from 1948 until 1959.
www.who2.com /vladimirnabokov.html   (262 words)

 the international vladimir nabokov society
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was born on (or about) April 23rd, 1899, into a wealthy and aristocratic family in St. Petersburg, Russia.
His father, Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, was a prominent and respected liberal politician; his mother, Elena Ivanovna, was a noble and wealthy Russian with an artistic heritage.
The elder Nabokov leapt off of the stage in an effort to disarm one of the gunmen, was shot twice, and died instantly.
www.libraries.psu.edu /nabokov/bio.htm   (1190 words)

 Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading and the Russian radical tradition.
Nabokov's 'Lolita.' (similarities of the characters in Vladimir Nabokov's to Charlie Chaplin)
Nabokov on Gogol.(includes related article on preparations for the birthday anniversaries of Gogol and Nabokov)(writers Nikolai Gogol......
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 Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg into a wealthy, aristocratic family.
Vladimir Dimitrievich was murdered in Berlin in 1922 by a Russian monarchist.
Nabokov lived in Berlin for 15 years and worked as a translator, tutor, and tennis coach.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /nabokov.htm   (1982 words)

 Nabokov, Vladimir - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
One of the great novelists of the 20th cent., Nabokov was an extraordinarily imaginative writer, often experimenting with the form of the novel.
Although his works are frequently obscure and puzzling—filled with grotesque incidents, word games, and literary allusions—they are always erudite, witty, and intriguing.
Among collections of his short stories are Nine Stories (1947), Nabokov's Dozen (1958), and A Russian Beauty (1973); many of them are gathered in The Stories of Vladimir Nobokov (1995).
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry/Nabokov   (410 words)

 The Life and Works of Vladimir Nabokov
Born to a wealthy and prominent family in St. Petersburg in 1899, Nabokov developed a love of poetry, a passion for butterflies and a fascination with and mastery of languages in his childhood, and these life-long interests would all figure prominently in his prolific body of work.
For 20 years Nabokov supported his family by teaching at Wellesley College and Cornell University; but with the slow-building but eventually worldwide success of his controversial novel Lolita, Nabokov was able to devote his life solely to writing--and butterfly hunting.
This seminar was derived from "Nabokov Under Glass: A Centennial Exhibition," held at The New York Public Library in 1999, of materials from the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, which includes the Vladimir Nabokov Archive.
www.fathom.com /course/10701032/index.html   (610 words)

 Nabokov, Vladimir
however cruel humbert is to lolita, nabokov is crueller to humbert--finessingly cruel.
vladimir nabokov's groundbreaking novel was first published september 15th, 1955,...
san francisco -- lolita was 12 when vladimir nabokov brought her to life as the...
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 Vladimir Nabokov
This biography of Nabokov emphasizes his ability to revel in life despite his quite considerable losses in the Russian Revolution and the Second World War.
Living in exile for most of his life, Nabokov managed to remain a productive, energetic, and c...
Vladimir Nabokov: Novels 1955-1962: Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire, Lolita: A Screenplay (Library Of America) (Hardcover)
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 { w a x w i n g } the vladimir nabokov appreciation site
Which doesn't come close to describing Nabokov's attention to sensuous detail, to the grand specifics, to the painstakingly devious characters inhabiting his stories, to the strange funhouse feel to the whole thing.
A complete bibliography of Nabokov's novels, criticism, and sundries, all of which can be purchased through Amazon.com.
A collection of quotes from novels not written by Nabokov that mention Nabokovian themes and characters, and even the author himself.
www.fulmerford.com /waxwing/nabokov.html   (357 words)

 Vladimir Nabokov Centennial | Home
One of the twentieth century's master prose stylists, Nabokov achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator.
To discover more great books of literary fiction and nonfiction, be sure to visit Vintage Books and Everyman's Library.
The New York Times (free registration required) and CNN Interactive.
www.randomhouse.com /features/nabokov   (101 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Nabokov, Vladimir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
NABOKOV, VLADIMIR [Nabokov, Vladimir], 1899-1977, Russian-American author, b.
The Nabokov-Wilson Letters: Correspondence between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson: 1940-1971.(TT: The Nabokov-Wilson Letters: Correspondence between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson: 1940-1971.)(Reseña)
Nabokov on Gogol.(includes related article on preparations for the birthday anniversaries of Gogol and Nabokov)(writers Nikolai Gogol and Vladimir Nabokov)
www.encylopedia.com /html/N/Nabokov.asp   (559 words)

 Personal Best: Lolita
The subject of sexuality and the young is taboo enough, but the idea at the very heart of the novel, of such dramatic inter-generational coupling, has the power to shock still, and probably always will.
What makes "Lolita" a work of greatness isn't that its title has become ingrained in the vernacular, isn't that was a generation ahead of America in fetishizing young girls.
No, it is the writing, the way Nabokov bounces around in words like the English language is a toy trunk, the sly wit, the way it's devastating and cynical and heartbreaking all at once.
www.salon.com /weekly/nabokov960930.html   (467 words)

 Vladimir Nabokov
The Russian-American novelist, poet and critic Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) is best known for his novel LOLITA.
He began writing for the Russian emigre press in Berlin, under the pseudonym of Vladimir Sirin.
In 1940 Nabokov moved to the United States and five years later became an American citizen.
www.fantasticfiction.co.uk /n/vladimir-nabokov   (111 words)

 Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita - University of Arizona - English 102
Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita - University of Arizona - English 102
The purpose of this site is to add a new voice to the discussion of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.
Chris Johnson of Humanities Computing and Technology for providing the server space.
www.coh.arizona.edu /inst/eng102-lolita/lolind.htm   (227 words)

 Scriptorium - Vladimir Nabokov
This section is dedicated to a future Scriptorium Page on Vladimir Nabokov.
If you are a writer with expertise in the life and works of Vladimir Nabokov, and you’d be interested in helping The Modern Word expand, please look at the Scriptorium submission guidelines.
Zembla – An extremely comprehensive site on Nabokov and his works, Zembla is as beautiful as it is useful.
www.themodernword.com /scriptorium/nabokov.html   (154 words)

 Personal Best: Lolita
The annotated edition is accompanied by a brilliant afterword by Nabokov that is a lucid reminder of the pure joy of writing, its interplay with life.
He also provides the truest definition of pornography I've ever found, likening it to mediocre literature and the "copulation of cliches." I'll keep this in mind if I ever get around to seeing the latest makeover of "Lolita" on film.
And while I often admire his opinions as a writer, particularly his distaste for literary deconstructionism, I probably wouldn't have liked him in person.
www.salon.com /weekly/tan960930.html   (651 words)

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