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(short story "Podlets")
(novel "Lolita") / (screenplay)
Novel (ed. by Dimitri Nabokov
): "The Original of Laura (Dying Is Fun)," 278 pages, Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York City, NY, ISBN0-307-27189-7.
3 Print Biographies |
2 Portrayals |
5 Articles |
Vladimir Nabokoff-Sirin | V. Sirin | Vladimir Sirin
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[about criticism of his novel "Lolita"] What bothered me most was the belief that "Lolita" was a criticism of America. I think that's ridiculous. I don't see how anybody could find that in "Lolita". I don't like people who see the book as an erotic phenomenon, either. Even more, I suppose, I don't like people who haven't read "Lolita" and think it is obscene.
He was born under the Julian calendar on April 10, 1899. At the time this would have been April 22 by the Gregorian calendar, and this is often quoted as his birthday. But Russia remained on the Julian calendar until 1918, by which time the Gregorian date equivalent to April 10 had shifted to April 23 -- the date that Nabokov actually celebrated. Nabokov was pleased that this change allowed him ...