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Selected Poems
     

Selected Poems

by Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Karshan (Editor), Christopher Lane (Performed by)
 

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These masterly poems span the whole of Nabokov's career from "Music," written in 1914, to the short, playful "To Vera," composed in 1974. The works are newly translated by Dmitiri Nabokov, and include "The University Poem," an extraordinary autobiographical poem in which Nabokov recalls his life in Cambridge, with its crooked alleys and age-old gates, teas at the

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These masterly poems span the whole of Nabokov's career from "Music," written in 1914, to the short, playful "To Vera," composed in 1974. The works are newly translated by Dmitiri Nabokov, and include "The University Poem," an extraordinary autobiographical poem in which Nabokov recalls his life in Cambridge, with its crooked alleys and age-old gates, teas at the vicar;s and British girls. Included to are such poems as "To Russia" ("Will you leave me alone! I implore you!), the enchanting "Eve," and verse about America, sport, love, and poetry itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441873606
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

One of the twentieth century’s master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961 he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 23, 1899
Date of Death:
July 2, 1977
Place of Birth:
St. Petersburg, Russia
Place of Death:
Montreux, Switzerland
Education:
Trinity College, Cambridge, 1922

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