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(novel "Lolita") / (screenplay)
"Korol Dama Valet" ["King, Queen, Knave"]
3 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
6 Articles |
Vladimir Nabokoff-Sirin | V. Sirin | Vladimir Sirin
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Vera Evseevna Slonim
Did You Know?
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.
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 ...