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Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was born on April 22, 1899, the eldest of five children in a wealthy aristocratic family in St. Petersburg, Russia. His grandfather was a Justice Minister to the Czar Alexander II. His father, named Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, was a liberal political leader, the editor of a liberal newspaper, and was a friend of ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 78) in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Known For

Lolita
Lolita Writer
(1962)
Lolita
Lolita Writer
(1997)
The Luzhin Defence
(2000)
Despair
Despair Writer
(1978)

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 2015 Ninfulita (Short) (novel)
 2014 Despair (Short) (novel)
 2013 Symbols and Signs (Short)
 2009 Sobytie (novel)
 2001 Nabokov, Mashenka (TV Movie) (novel Mary - uncredited)
 2000 The Luzhin Defence (novel "Zashchita Luzhina")
 1999 A Nursery Tale (Short) (story)
 1999 Lurjus (short story "Podlets")
 1997 Lolita (novel "Lolita")
 1994 Mademoiselle O (TV Movie) (short story)
 1991 Mashenka (TV Movie) (novel)
 1987 Maschenka (novel "Mashen'ka")
 1986 Laughter in the Dark (novel)
 1978 Despair (novel "Otchayaniye")
 1973 Einladung zur Enthauptung (TV Movie) (novel "Priglasheniye na kazn'")
 1972 King, Queen, Knave (novel "Korol', dama, valet")
 1970 Das Bastardzeichen (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Laughter in the Dark (novel)
 1962 Lolita (novel "Lolita") / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Donated his massive collections of rare butterflies to Harvard University and to Zoology Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vladimir Nabokoff-Sirin | V. Sirin | Vladimir Sirin

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Many accepted authors simply do not exist for me. Bertolt Brecht, William Faulkner, Albert Camus, many others, mean absolutely nothing to me. I must fight a suspicion of conspiracy against my brain when I blandly see accepted as 'great literature' by critics and fellow authors Lady Chatterley's copulations or the pretentious nonsense of Mr. Ezra Pound, that total fake. See more »

Trivia:

Mentioned in the song 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' by 'The Police'. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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