Nominated for 1 Oscar.
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(short story "Podlets")
(novel "Lolita") / (screenplay)
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Vladimir Nabokoff-Sirin | V. Sirin | Vladimir Sirin
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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.
Taught at Harvard University during the 1940s.