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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (also published under the pseudonym Sirin; April 10 (April 22) 1899 (1899.04.22), St.

Petersburg, Russian Empire - July 2, 1977, Montreux, Switzerland) - Russian and American writer , poet, translator, literary critic and entomologist. Nabokov`s works are characterized by a complex literary technique, a deep analysis of the emotional state of the characters, combined with an unpredictable, sometimes almost thriller plot. Among the most famous examples of Nabokov`s work are the novels Mashenka, Defense of Luzhin, Invitation to Execution, and The Gift. The writer gained fame among the general public after the publication of the scandalous novel "Lolita", after which several adaptations were subsequently made. Nabokov`s interests were unusually diverse. He made a significant contribution to lepidopterology (a section of entomology focusing on Lepidoptera), taught Russian and world literature and published several courses of literary lectures, created translations of Eugene Onegin and The Lay of Igor`s Campaign into English, was seriously fond of chess: there was enough a strong practical player and published a number of interesting chess problems.  Nabokov about myself: I am an American writer, born in Russia, educated in England, where I studied French literature before moving to Germany for fifteen years. … My head speaks English, my heart speaks Russian, and my ear speaks French Biography Vladimir Nabokov was born on April 10 (22), 1899 in the aristocratic family of the famous Russian politician Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov. In the everyday life of the Nabokov family, three languages ​​were used: Russian, English, and French - thus, the future writer was fluent in three languages ​​from early childhood. By his own words, he learned to read English before Russian. The first years of Nabokov`s life were spent in comfort and prosperity in the Nabokovs` house on Bolshaya Morskaya in St.

Petersburg and in their country estate Batovo (near Gatchina). He began his education at the Tenishevsky School in St.

Petersburg, where Osip Mandelstam had studied shortly before. Literature and entomology became Nabokov`s two main passions. Not long before the revolution, with his own money, Nabokov published a collection of his poems. The 1917 revolution forced the Nabokovs to move to Crimea, and then, in 1919, emigrate from Russia. They managed to take some of the family jewelry with them, and with this money the Nabokov family lived in Berlin, while Vladimir was educated in Cambridge, where he continues to write Russian poetry and translate into Russian "Alice in Wonderland" by L.

Carroll. Since 1922, Nabokov has become part of the Russian diaspora in Berlin, earning a living by teaching English. Nabokov`s stories are published in Berlin newspapers and publishing houses organized by Russian émigrés. In 1927, Nabokov married Vera Slonim and completed his first novel, Mashenka. After that, until 1937, he creates 8 novels in Russian, continuously complicating his author`s style and more and more boldly experimenting with form. Nabokov`s novels, which were not published in Soviet Russia, were successful among the Western emigration, and are now considered masterpieces of Russian literature (especially "Luzhin`s Defense", "Gift", "Invitation to Execution"). The coming of the fascists to power in Germany in the late 1930s put an end to the Russian diaspora in Berlin. Nabokov`s life with his Jewish wife in Germany became impossible, and the Nabokov family moved to Paris, and with the outbreak of World War II they emigrated to the United States. With the disappearance of the Russian diaspora in Europe, Nabokov finally lost his Russian-speaking reader, and the only opportunity to continue his work was to switch to English. Nabokov wrote his first novel in English ("The Real Life of Sebastian Knight") back in Europe, shortly before leaving for the United States, from 1937 until the end of his days, Nabokov did not write a single novel in Russian (except for his autobiography "Others shores "and the author`s translation of" Lolita "into Russian). In America, from 1940 to 1958, Nabokov earned a living by lecturing on Russian and world literature at American universities. His first English-language novels (The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, Bend Sinister, Pnin), despite their artistic merit, did not have commercial success. During this period, Nabokov closely converges with E.

Wilson and other literary scholars, and continues to professionally engage in entomology. Traveling on vacation in the United States, Nabokov is working on the novel "Lolita", the theme of which (the story of a pedophile who is attracted to little girls) was unthinkable for its time, as a result of which even the publication of the novel had little hope for the writer. However, the novel was published (first in Europe, then in America) and quickly brought its author worldwide fame and financial well-being. Nabokov returned to Europe and since 1960 has lived in Montreux, Switzerland, where he creates his last novels, the most famous of which are "Pale Flame" and "Hell".  Works Novels and Stories In Russian * "Mashenka" (1926) * "King, Queen, Jack" (1927-28) * "Defense of Luzhin" (1929-30 ) * "The Spy" (1930) - the story * "Feat" (1932) * "Camera Obscura" (1932) * "Despair" (1936) * "Invitation to Execution" (1938) - a dystopian novel * "Gift" ( 1937-38) * "Other Shores" (1954) - autobiography * "Lolita" (1967, author`s Russian translation) In English * "The Real Life of Sebastian Knight" (1941) * " Bend Sinister (1947) * Lolita (1955) * Pnin (1957) * Pale Fire (1962) ) * "Speak, Memory.

An Autobiography Revisited.) (1967) - autobiography *" Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle "(1969) *" Transparent things "(Eng.

Transparent Things) (1972) *" Look at the harlequins! " (English Look at the Harlequins!) (1974) Collected Poems * (no title), St.

Petersburg, private edition, 1914 (not preserved) * "Poems". Petrograd: Graphic artist. institution "Union" (500 copies), 1916.

* "Almanac: Two ways". Petrograd: ed. Ing. M.S.Persona. 1918.

(collection of poems by V.

Nabokov and A.

Balashov, his fellow student at the Tenishevsky school). * "Bunch". Berlin: Gamayun, 1923.

* "High way". Berlin: Grani, 1923.

* "The Return of Chorb: Stories and Poems". Berlin: Word, 1930.

* "Poems 1929-1951". Paris: Rhyme. 1952.

* Poems. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1959.

* Poems and Problems. New York, Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 1971.

* Poems. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ardis, 1979 (with a foreword by V.E.

Nabokova). A detailed two-folio biography of Vladimir Nabokov was compiled by Brian Boyd Under the pseudonym of the character of the Pale Flame at the end of the twentieth century. was published phantasmagoric "The true life of Vladimir Nabokov" , where the titles of the chapters are the titles of the BBN novels (translated by S.

Ilyin) ... Asteroid 7232 Nabokov was named in honor of Vladimir Nabokov in 1985.  Wikipedia |  Vladimir Nabokov |  Nabokov Library |  Nabokov - Nabokov |  ZEMBLA

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (also published under the pseudonym Sirin; April 10 (April 22) 1899 (1899.04.22), St. Petersburg, Russian Empire - July 2, 1977, Montreux, Switzerland) - Russian and American writer , poet, translator, literary critic and entomologist. Nabokov`s works are characterized by a complex literary technique, a deep analysis of the emotional state of the characters, combined with an unpredictable, sometimes almost thriller plot. Among the most famous examples of Nabokov`s work are the novels Mashenka, Defense of Luzhin, Invitation to Execution, and The Gift. The writer gained fame among the general public after the publication of the scandalous novel "Lolita", after which several adaptations were subsequently made. Nabokov`s interests were unusually diverse. He made a significant contribution to lepidopterology (a section of entomology focusing on Lepidoptera), taught Russian and world literature and published several courses of literary lectures, created translations of Eugene Onegin and The Lay of Igor`s Campaign into English, was seriously fond of chess: there was enough a strong practical player and published a number of interesting chess problems.  Nabokov about myself: I am an American writer, born in Russia, educated in England, where I studied French literature before moving to Germany for fifteen years. … My head speaks English, my heart speaks Russian, and my ear speaks French Biography Vladimir Nabokov was born on April 10 (22), 1899 in the aristocratic family of the famous Russian politician Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov. In the everyday life of the Nabokov family, three languages ​​were used: Russian, English, and French - thus, the future writer was fluent in three languages ​​from early childhood. By his own words, he learned to read English before Russian. The first years of Nabokov`s life were spent in comfort and prosperity in the Nabokovs` house on Bolshaya Morskaya in St. Petersburg and in their country estate Batovo (near Gatchina). He began his education at the Tenishevsky School in St. Petersburg, where Osip Mandelstam had studied shortly before. Literature and entomology became Nabokov`s two main passions. Not long before the revolution, with his own money, Nabokov published a collection of his poems. The 1917 revolution forced the Nabokovs to move to Crimea, and then, in 1919, emigrate from Russia. They managed to take some of the family jewelry with them, and with this money the Nabokov family lived in Berlin, while Vladimir was educated in Cambridge, where he continues to write Russian poetry and translate into Russian "Alice in Wonderland" by L. Carroll. Since 1922, Nabokov has become part of the Russian diaspora in Berlin, earning a living by teaching English. Nabokov`s stories are published in Berlin newspapers and publishing houses organized by Russian émigrés. In 1927, Nabokov married Vera Slonim and completed his first novel, Mashenka. After that, until 1937, he creates 8 novels in Russian, continuously complicating his author`s style and more and more boldly experimenting with form. Nabokov`s novels, which were not published in Soviet Russia, were successful among the Western emigration, and are now considered masterpieces of Russian literature (especially "Luzhin`s Defense", "Gift", "Invitation to Execution"). The coming of the fascists to power in Germany in the late 1930s put an end to the Russian diaspora in Berlin. Nabokov`s life with his Jewish wife in Germany became impossible, and the Nabokov family moved to Paris, and with the outbreak of World War II they emigrated to the United States. With the disappearance of the Russian diaspora in Europe, Nabokov finally lost his Russian-speaking reader, and the only opportunity to continue his work was to switch to English. Nabokov wrote his first novel in English ("The Real Life of Sebastian Knight") back in Europe, shortly before leaving for the United States, from 1937 until the end of his days, Nabokov did not write a single novel in Russian (except for his autobiography "Others shores "and the author`s translation of" Lolita "into Russian). In America, from 1940 to 1958, Nabokov earned a living by lecturing on Russian and world literature at American universities. His first English-language novels (The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, Bend Sinister, Pnin), despite their artistic merit, did not have commercial success. During this period, Nabokov closely converges with E. Wilson and other literary scholars, and continues to professionally engage in entomology. Traveling on vacation in the United States, Nabokov is working on the novel "Lolita", the theme of which (the story of a pedophile who is attracted to little girls) was unthinkable for its time, as a result of which even the publication of the novel had little hope for the writer. However, the novel was published (first in Europe, then in America) and quickly brought its author worldwide fame and financial well-being. Nabokov returned to Europe and since 1960 has lived in Montreux, Switzerland, where he creates his last novels, the most famous of which are "Pale Flame" and "Hell".  Works Novels and Stories In Russian * "Mashenka" (1926) * "King, Queen, Jack" (1927-28) * "Defense of Luzhin" (1929-30 ) * "The Spy" (1930) - the story * "Feat" (1932) * "Camera Obscura" (1932) * "Despair" (1936) * "Invitation to Execution" (1938) - a dystopian novel * "Gift" ( 1937-38) * "Other Shores" (1954) - autobiography * "Lolita" (1967, author`s Russian translation) In English * "The Real Life of Sebastian Knight" (1941) * " Bend Sinister (1947) * Lolita (1955) * Pnin (1957) * Pale Fire (1962) ) * "Speak, Memory. An Autobiography Revisited.) (1967) - autobiography *" Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle "(1969) *" Transparent things "(Eng. Transparent Things) (1972) *" Look at the harlequins! " (English Look at the Harlequins!) (1974) Collected Poems * (no title), St. Petersburg, private edition, 1914 (not preserved) * "Poems". Petrograd: Graphic artist. institution "Union" (500 copies), 1916. * "Almanac: Two ways". Petrograd: ed. Ing. M.S.Persona. 1918. (collection of poems by V. Nabokov and A. Balashov, his fellow student at the Tenishevsky school). * "Bunch". Berlin: Gamayun, 1923. * "High way". Berlin: Grani, 1923. * "The Return of Chorb: Stories and Poems". Berlin: Word, 1930. * "Poems 1929-1951". Paris: Rhyme. 1952. * Poems. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1959. * Poems and Problems. New York, Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 1971. * Poems. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ardis, 1979 (with a foreword by V.E. Nabokova). A detailed two-folio biography of Vladimir Nabokov was compiled by Brian Boyd Under the pseudonym of the character of the Pale Flame at the end of the twentieth century. was published phantasmagoric "The true life of Vladimir Nabokov" , where the titles of the chapters are the titles of the BBN novels (translated by S. Ilyin) ... Asteroid 7232 Nabokov was named in honor of Vladimir Nabokov in 1985.  Wikipedia |  Vladimir Nabokov |  Nabokov Library |  Nabokov - Nabokov |  ZEMBLA