Who is Vladimir Nabokov?

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, ; 22 April 1899c – 2 July 1977) was a Russian American novelist. Nabokov's first nine novels were in Russian. He then rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. He also made serious contributions as a lepidopterist and chess composer.

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... Nabokov's Quartet is a collection of four of Vladimir Nabokov's short stories ... "The Visit to the Museum" The latter two were reprinted in 1968 in Nabokov's Congeries, and "Lik" and "The Vane Sisters" are included in Tyrants Destroyed and Other Stories (1975) ... All four stories were published again posthumously within The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov ...
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... In his autobiography, Speak Memory (1966), the Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov tells us of his "fine case of colored hearing ... is in my private language the hardly pronounceable kzspygv" — From Vladimir Nabokov, p ... Nabokov's mother, Elena Ivanovna, was a synesthete, as was also his wife, Véra, and his son Dmitri Nabokov ...
The Stories Of Vladimir Nabokov
... The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (in some British editions, The Collected Stories) is a posthumous collection of every known short story that Vladimir Nabokov ever wrote, with the exception of "The Enchanter" ... are translated by the author's son, Dmitri Nabokov ...
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... Nabokov's blues The scientific odyssey of a literary genius ... Les Papillons de Nabokov ... A Guide to Nabokov's Butterflies and Moths ...

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