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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.
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(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)
Nabokovian adj
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(nəˈbɔ kəf, ˈnæb əˌkɔf, -ˌkɒf)
Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899–1977, U.S. writer born in Russia.
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Like Leo Messi, RogerFederer or Tiger Woods, Stokes gives expression to genius and can be regarded as accomplished in his field as Ludwig van Beethoven, Vladimir Nabakov, Leonardo da Vinci or Vincent van Gogh were in theirs.
Vladimir Nabakov's Lolita was published impossipuzzles "Did you make a note of the serial number?" asked Lucy.
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.
Social semiotics as praxis: Text, social meaning making, and Nabakov's Ada.
Director Joe Murphy is artistic director of Nabakov, a new writing company dedicated to making work in response to relevant social and political themes.
She is the author of a number of textbooks and papers, the latest papers are "Nabakov's Ada and The 1001 Nights" in Marvels and Tales (2012) with Shafiee-Sabet and "Martha the Mimos: Femininity, Mimesis and Theatricality in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (2012) with Hoorvash.
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.
The last thing I remember seeing on YouTube before the lights literally went off was a television dramatisation of Vladimir Nabakov's lectures he gave at Harvard University on Franz Kafka's seminal short story The Metamorphosis.
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.
(23) 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.
One book that describes this psychopathology is "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabakov. In the book, Nabakov offers a non-judgmental view into this kind of passion.