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Author

Vladimir Nabokov

3 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

VLADIMIR NABOKOV (1899-1977) is perhaps the best-known Russian-American author. His father was a member of the 1917 Provisional Government, which forced the family to flee to Crimea and then to Western Europe. Most famous for his novel Lolita, Nabokov wrote multiple highly acclaimed novels in English and in Russian, and went on to teach Russian poetry and literature. Early in his career he wrote under the pseudonym Vladimir Sirin.


Music

Chtenia: Fall 2015
In this short story, Nabokov’s protagonist, Victor, encounters his ex-wife at a concert. Despite his proclamation that he has “no ear for music,” the experience awakens profound memories and feelings in him, as the music acts a shield from the chaos of the everyday world.
Author: Vladimir Nabokov

I'm Not a Shadow

Chtenia: Spring 2014
A second previously untranslated poem by Nabokov (under the pseudonym Vasily Shishkov).
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Translator: Maria Bloshteyn

Whose Murmuring It Is, I Know Not

Chtenia: Spring 2014
A previously untranslated poem by Nabokov (under the pseudonym Vasily Shishkov).
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Translator: Maria Bloshteyn