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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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    Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

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    Russian saying, trans. by Vladimir Ivanovich Shlyakov (1993)

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