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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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Scholars of Russian and English literature analyze the lectures Nabokov delivered on European and Russian literature, mainly at the universities of Wellesley and Cornell, between 1941 and 1959.
In the Onegin commentary, Bozovic claims, Nabokov identified precursors to transnational modernism--Chateaubriand, Byron, and Pushkin.
Written through "one fortnight of wonderful excitement and sustained inspiration," Invitation to a Beheading is regarded as a novel toward which Vladimir Nabokov himself has the "greatest esteem" (Nabokov 1975: 92).
A somewhat less-known, more rarefied battle destroyed the once companionable relationship between the novelist Vladimir Nabokov and the eminent American man of letters Edmund Wilson.
Es editor de Ada Online, que alberga la novela mas larga de Nabokov con anotaciones y material suplementario.
In a 1969 interview with Allene Talmey of Vogue, Vladimir Nabokov dismissed his own Nikolai Gogol, a critical biography of the nineteenth-century Russian writer as an "innocent, and rather superficial, little sketch" (Strong 156).
I WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN HERE BY SETTING OUT A NUMBER OF THINGS Norman Mailer and Vladimir Nabokov have in common, as well as some issues that set them apart.
This should not be surprising since Nabokov made extensive use in all his non-poetic production of the literary motif known as Doppelganger, i.
The winner of this year's prize is Karen Jacobs's "Sebald's Apparitional Nabokov.
Martin Hagglund, Dying for Time: Proust, Woolf and Nabokov, Harvard University Press, 2012, pp.
If Dickens, in Sergei Eisenstein's assessment (Eisenstein 1949), was born for the movies, Vladimir Nabokov was literally born in the cinematic medium.
Love in the present gave Nabokov back a sense of vibrant reality that countered that "ghost of the present" that had for such a long time undermined his sense of reality.