Nabokov, Vladimir, 1899-1977.
Full name: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. Russian-American writer and
lepidopterist born in St. Petersburg, noted for his use of wordplay, detailed
description, and mature subject matter. His corpus is split between early works written
in Russian and later works in English.
Controversial novel detailing narrator Humbert Humbert's self-destructive sexual
obsession with twelve-year-old Dolores Haze, nicknamed Lolita.
Adapted to film in 1962 and 1997, and to the stage in 1971 (as a musical) and 1982.
Pale Fire. 1962.
An unusually constructed novel presented as a poem with critical apparatus, in which
the actual story gradually unfolds in a non-linear fashion in what are ostensibly the foreword, commentary and
index by editor Charles Kinbote to the unfinished title poem by poet John Shade. Kinbote's
narrative concerns his relationship with Shade and what is apparently his own past history
as the former king of the country of Zembla, though much of what he relates appears delusional.
Adapted to radio in 2004.
Apr. 3, 2007,
and last updated
May 14, 2013.
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