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 (nə-bô′kəf, nä′bə-kôf′, năb′ə-), Vladimir Vladimirovich 1899-1977.
Russian-born American writer whose novels, such as Lolita (1955) and Pale Fire (1962), are noted for their wordplay and structural ingenuity.


(nəˈbɒkɒf; ˈnæbəˌkɒf)
(Biography) Vladimir Vladimirovich (vlaˈdimir vlaˈdimirəvitʃ). 1899–1977, US novelist, born in Russia. His works include Lolita (1955), Pnin (1957), Pale Fire (1962), and Ada (1969)
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(nəˈbɔ kəf, ˈnæb əˌkɔf, -ˌkɒf)
Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899–1977, U.S. writer born in Russia.
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Like Porter, Vladimir Nabakov has laid claim to a lasting niche in the modern American literature canon with his memorable treatment of such subjects as the moral deterioration of an initially respectable person, the struggle of a politically uncommitted individual to maintain personal integrity in a totalitarian state, the farcical dimensions of the midirected passion of a middle-aged sophisticate, or, as in Pale Fire, a complex tour de force, the writing of a poem about an exiled Balkan king that elicits the king's own involved critical comments on that poem.
Director Joe Murphy is artistic director of Nabakov, a new writing company dedicated to making work in response to relevant social and political themes.
The contributors examine the book's provocation, the perpetuator's point of view, the idea of memory and intertext, historical perspectives, the reception of Adelphic incest in Nabakov and Little, the aesthetics of violence, the similarity of certain perpetuators, visibility and iconography in the German language, the narrative's real target audience, how Nazis undermine their own point of view, manufacturing memories, infamous "I" notes in Little and Celine, the scorched-earth principle, allegiance and guilt in a totalitarian perpetrator, an historian's view, and a German reading.
Richard Rorty also explores this dimension his chapters on Nabakov and Orwell under the heading of 'Cruelty and Solidarity' in Contingency, irony and solidarity, 1989, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp.
For two seconds forget the fact that Nabakov is played by Christopher Plummer , June 07 -- best remembered for Knight Rider -- or that the series of videos were of VHS quality.
Years after she created a specific pedagogical practice for the Symphonie, those exposed to it, such as Igor Markevitch, Nicolas Nabakov, Claudio Spies, and Louise Talma, wrote to Boulanger, telling her of their own adoption of her teaching techniques or of particular performances with which they were involved.
Russell clearly has in mind his own 1901-2 field observations of Pima villages, in which he consistently saw very little "progress" in "Pima architecture" beyond the traditional home, or ki, best described, as Peter Nabakov writes, as a "brush and mud-covered structure" that "was slightly excavated and banked with earth, with a domed adobe-plastered roof .
The lyrics were terrific: John Willmot, penned his poetry riddled with the pox, Nabakov wrote on index cards, at a lectern, in his socks.
If only Nabakov had penned "The Jewel of Medina," the writer's words in his supposedly inferior second language would have been much more welcome.
According to The Bookseller magazine, Alexis Kirschbaum, editor at Penguin Classics, bought the book and rights to continue publishing the Nabakov backlist in a six-figure deal.