Vladimir Nabokov

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (22-04-1899 -- 02-07-1977)

Russian and American writer. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in Russia, died in Montreux, Switzerland.

His writings include (some of the English translations of the early Russian novels are heavily revised or even rewritten):


Fiction:

  • Mashen'ka (1926); English translation: Mary (1970)
  • Korol' Dama Valet (1928); English translation: King Queen Knave (1968)
  • Zashchita Luzhina (1930); English translation: The Defense (1964) (also issued as The Luzhin Defense)
  • Podvig (1932); English translation: Glory (1971)
  • Kamera Obskura (1932); English translations: Camera Obscura (1936), Laughter in the Dark (1938)
  • Otchayanie (1936); English translation: Despair (1937, 1966)
  • Priglasheniye na kazn' (1938); English translation: Invitation to a Beheading (1959)
  • Dar (1937/8, 1952); English translation: The Gift (1963)
  • The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (1941)
  • Bend Sinister (1947)
  • Conclusive Evidence (1951)
  • Lolita (1955)
  • Pnin (1957)
  • Pale Fire (1962)
  • Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (1967)
  • Nabokov's Congeries (1968) -- reviewed by Anthony Burgess
  • Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969)
  • Transparent Things (1972)
  • Look at the Harlequins (1974)
  • Lectures on Russian Literature (1981)
  • Selected Letters (1989)
  • The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (1995)

Translations:

  • Eugene Onegin (by Aleksandr Pushkin)
  • A Hero of our TIme (by Mikhail Lermontov)

Criticism:

  • Nikolai Gogol
  • Lectures on Literature
  • Lectures on Russian Literature
  • Lectures on Don Quixote

Miscellaneous:

  • Poems and Problems (a collection of poetry and chess problems)