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Vladimir Nabokov (1899 – 1977)

Nationality: American
Born: Russian
Periods: American: 20th Century

Novelist, best known for the controversial novel Lolita.

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Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

Collected Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

The Defense



Pale Fire

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Criticism about Vladimir Nabokov

Behind the Glass Pane: Vladimir Nabokov’s “Perfection” and Transcendence
Traces Nabokov’s religous beliefs about the afterlife and consciousness through his writings.
Contains: Criticism
Author: Annette Wiesner
From: International Fiction Review 1998; 25 no. 1-2:21-28

Biographical sites about Vladimir Nabokov

Life & Times: Vladimir Nabokov
This New York Times page includes link to a large number of articles related to Nabokov – including articles he wrote, his obituary, real audio interviews of him, and reviews of his books.
Contains: Interview, Pictures, Commentary, Obituary
From: New York Times on the Web
Zembla, the Nabokov Butterfly Net
“Zembla, the Nabokov Butterfly Net is a site devoted to the life and works of author, translator, and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov. Created and maintained under the generous aegis of the University Libraries of The Pennsylvania State University, Zembla was born on 1 December 1995.”
Contains: Criticism, Timeline, Bibliography
Keywords: life, history, biography

Other sites about Vladimir Nabokov

A list of Nabokov’s published works, including novels, short stories, letters, multimedia versions, and some scholarly texts about him and his work. Includes what the compiler considers to be the best inexpensive editions available.
Contains: Bibliography, Works Available
Author: J.M. Martinez
Nabokov: A Centenary Celebration
“In honor of the one hundredth anniversay of the birth of Vladimir Nabokov, PEN American Center, The New Yorker, Vintage Books and Manhattan’s Town Hall brought together a group of authors to read from and reflect on Nabokov’s work. (April 15, 1999).” The entire event (2 hours) is available here in RealAudio format.
Contains: Commentary
From: The New York Times
Vladimir Nabokov Links
A list of links to Nabokov sites on the web.
Contains: Webliography
Author: J.M. Martinez

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