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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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Much later when I read that Nabokov as a child assigned colours to letters, it made sense to me that the hard G looked like "vulcanised rubber" and the R, "a sooty rag being ripped." My beloved V, in the Nabokovian system, was a jewel-like "rose quartz".
Such strategies, present also in his stories "The Noble Truths of Suffering" (2009) and "American Commando" (2009), remind the reader of Hemon's Nabokovian influences and postmodern penchants.
However, Kwon tends to adhere closely to the standard liturgical line within Nabokovian scholarship.
The same goes for this translation and this commentary--and this has been my Nabokovian footnote.
Nabokovian in its period details, spirited, and subtle, the wonder of childhood and early adolescence meld with poignant hindsight.
Such men fall into a Nabokovian non-existence through rhetoric.
These explications may not interest all readers, though he does enliven them with a soupgon of Nabokovian wordplay.
Arrowby is the most unreliable and Nabokovian of Murdoch's narrators, a towering egoist whose self-absorption blinds him to his own misogyny, grief, and rage.
Substituting for Amis' postpunk Nabokovian prose a blitz of heavily stylized visuals straight out of some post-apocalyptlc Chanel commercial, this spiraling story of premillennial dread and authorial anxiety becomes a veritable hash of garish, disassociated tableaux.
His topics include "The Sun's a Thief:" Nabokov's Shakespeare; no left turn, or something rotten in the state: Bend Sinister and Hamlet; Hurricane Lolita: the Nabokovian Tempest; the lunatic, the lover, and the poet: Pale Fire and Timon of Athens; and the last novels.
Born in Germany in 1906, photographer Horst Bohrmann assumed the Nabokovian nom de guerre Horst P.