Vladimir Nabokov

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This name uises Eastren/Soothren Slavic namin customs; the patronymic is Vladimirovich an the faimily name is Nabokov.
Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov 1973.jpg
Nabokov in Montreux, 1973
BornVladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
22 April [A.S. 10 April] 1899a
Saint Petersburg, Roushie Empire
Dee'd2 Julie 1977(1977-07-02) (aged 78)
Montreux, Swisserland
ThriftNovelist, professor
Leeterar muivementModrenism, Postmodrenism
Notable warksThe Defense (1930)
The Gift (1938)
Bend Sinister (1945-46)
Lolita (1955)
Pnin (1957)
Pale Fire (1962)
Speak, Memory (1936–1966)
Ada, or Ardor (1968)
SpooseVera Nabokov
BairnsDmitri Nabokov


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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (/nəˈbɔːkəf, ˈnæbəˌkɔːf, -ˌkɒf/;[1] Roushie: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, pronounced [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr nɐˈbokəf] ( listen), an aa kent bi the pen name Vladimir Sirin; 22 April [A.S. 10 April] 1899 – 2 Julie 1977) wis a Roushie-American novelist an entomologist. His first nine novelles war in Roushie, an he achieved internaitional prominence efter he began writin Inglis prose.

Nabokov's Lolita (1955), his maist notit novelle in Inglis, wis ranked fowert in the leet o the Modern Library 100 Best Novels;[2] Pale Fire (1962) wis ranked 53rd on the same leet, an his memoir, Speak, Memory (1951), wis leetit aicht on the publisher's leet o the 20t century's greatest nonfeection.[3] He wis a finalist for the Naitional Beuk Awaird for Feection seiven times.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Nabokov". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
  2. "100 Best Novels". Modern Library. 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  3. "100 Best Nonfiction". Modern Library. 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2009.