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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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 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 Lurjus (short story "Podlets")
 1997 Lolita (novel "Lolita")
 1994 Mademoiselle O (TV Movie) (short story)
 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 Bend Sinister (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Laughter in the Dark (novel)
 1962 Lolita (novel "Lolita") / (screenplay)
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Playwright: "Smerti" ["Death"]. 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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For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere connected with other states of being where art - curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy - is the norm. There are not many such books. All the rest are topical trash or what some might call the Literature of Ideas, which very often is topical trash. See more »

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Taught at Harvard University during the 1940s. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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