The Letters of Vladimir Nabokov, 1940-1977

The Letters of Vladimir Nabokov, 1940-1977


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ISBN-13: 9780151641901
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/20/1989
Pages: 582
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.47(h) x 1.84(d)

About the Author

Readers of Vladimir Nabokov's novels might be slightly uncomfortable with them, were they not so awe-inspiring. Nabokov (1899-1977) had a penchant for writing about the tragic and the taboo in his books, especially the still-controversial Lolita. But his erudite, inventive approach to writing — buttressed by his formidable academic and cultural intellect — made him a literary legend.

Date of Birth:

April 23, 1899

Date of Death:

July 2, 1977

Place of Birth:

St. Petersburg, Russia

Place of Death:

Montreux, Switzerland


Trinity College, Cambridge, 1922

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