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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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Scholars of Vladimir Nabokov tend to be uncommonly deferential towards their subject, for whom they invariably feel a great deal of personal affection.
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Exploring the influence of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) on the work of Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Rodgers illustrates a background of Nietzschean assumptions in Nabokov's work in order to make sense of a number of persistent problems in the latter's oeuvre, for example the nature of the relationships between art and morality and between author and reader.
Mr Rodgers wrote Nabokov and Nietzsche: Problems and Perspectives which is due to be released next month by the NewYork publishers.
Citing Nabokovs typology of the writer, Ugresic casts a wary eye on his analogy of writing as a type of teaching; the author-as-teacher, Nabokov himself admits, risks becoming a "propagandist, moralist, or prophet." In our cynical age, few would look on these roles without suspicion.
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.
O sucesso comercial inesperado do romance de Nabokov, jamais alcancado por qualquer outro de seus livros, deveu-se em larga medida a instrumentalizacao de seu escandalo, que foi convertido pelo tino publicitario da editora Putnam em fama e lucro.
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).
Mailer and Nabokov drew extensively on these contemporary discourses of psychopathy, criminality, and existentialism.
As will be shown in this paper, through a case study of two of Nabokov's poems, the DIVIDED SELF metaphor can be such a structuring factor.