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(short story "Podlets")
(novel "Lolita") / (screenplay)
Wrote introduction to "Nikolai Gogol"
3 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
6 Articles |
Vladimir Nabokoff-Sirin | V. Sirin | Vladimir Sirin
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on the sex scenes in Edmund Wilson's "Memoirs of Hecate County"] The reader . . . derives no kick from the hero's love-making. I should have as soon tried to open a sardine can with my penis.
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 ...