Strong Opinions

Strong Opinions

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by Vladimir Nabokov
     
 

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In this collection of interviews, articles, and editorials, Nabokov ranges over his life, art, education, politics, literature, movies, and modern times, among other subjects.  Strong Opinions offers his trenchant, witty, and always engaging views on everything from the Russian Revolution to the correct pronunciation of Lolita.  See more details below

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In this collection of interviews, articles, and editorials, Nabokov ranges over his life, art, education, politics, literature, movies, and modern times, among other subjects.  Strong Opinions offers his trenchant, witty, and always engaging views on everything from the Russian Revolution to the correct pronunciation of Lolita.

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ISBN-13:
9780307788078
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/16/2011
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
870,255
File size:
3 MB

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Daniel McCormick More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this to anyone, whether you like Nabokov or not. It's a sort of scapbook of interviews, essays, articles, and other such stuff. Basically, one of the great genuises of world literature speaks his mind on all kinds of topics, from the trivial to the profound. Nabokov's deadpan wit is scathing and absolutely hilarious in regards to Freud, modern art, fashionable Russion writers, "poetic" translations, symbolism in literary analysis, modern poetry, and all manner of sacred cows. He is perhaps at his funniest when actually critiquing his poor interviewers for their innocent preconceptions of words like "reality", or "conformity". His mind is a treasure-trove of the weird, disturbing, and absurd. Bizzare facts about tapeworms and the torture of exotic songbirds are placed alongside lepidoptera and literature. Simply one of the best books of essays ever compiled.