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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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List Of People With Synesthesia - Synesthetes - Vladimir Nabokov
... 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 ... stories not previously published in English 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 ...
Nabokov's Quartet
... Nabokov's Quartet is a collection of four of Vladimir Nabokov's short stories ... 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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... Lawrence (England) The Defence by Vladimir Nabokov (Russia, France) Wolf Solent by John Cowper Powys (England) The Good Companions by J ... Christopher Isherwood (England) Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov (Russia, France) Light In August by William Faulkner A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys ... Novel by Bertoldt Brecht (Germany) Despair by Vladimir Nabokov It's a Battlefield by Graham Greene A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh 20,000 Streets Under the Sky by Patrick Hamilton (England) Voyage in the ...

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    We should always remember that the work of art is invariably the creation of a new world, so that the first thing we should do is to study that new world as closely as possible, approaching it as something brand new, having no obvious connection with the worlds we already know. When this new world has been closely studied, then and only then let us examine its links with other worlds, other branches of knowledge.
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