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Vladimir Nabokov
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Birth Name: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Born: 23 April 1899 Died: 2 July 1977

Country of origin: Russian Federation

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Véra Evseyevna Slonim


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Celebrity Insults (178 items)
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Published 3 years, 2 months ago 26 comments
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Famous people with synesthesia (19 items)
list by Noctem
Published 3 years, 11 months ago 9 comments
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Top 15 Authors (15 items)
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Published 5 years, 4 months ago 1 comment
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In Memoriam (586 items)
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Published 1 year, 10 months ago 2 comments
9 votes
Letters to dead authors (62 items)
list by ccc25
Published 2 years, 10 months ago 1 comment

Russian (4), Novelist (2), Professor (2), Poet (1), Short Story Writer (1), Russia (1), Lolita (1), 07 (1), Emigre (1), Died 1977 (1), Lepidopterist (1), Born 1899 (1), American (1), Classics (1), Married (1), Writer (1), Male (1), U (1), Postmodernist (1), Translator (1)

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1. Lolita (1962)
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7.3
1199 Watched
2. Lolita (1997)
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6.7
590 Watched
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6.8
21 Watched
4. Despair (1978)
Rating:
7.5
17 Watched
Rating:
7
4 want to see



Books

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214 want this
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8.3
28 own
4. Pale Fire (1989)
Rating:
8.5
17 own
5. Lolita (2005)
Rating:
8.9
12 own



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1. Chess Fever (1925)
Rating:
7.4
11 Watched



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Jamie M. added this to a list 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Celebrity Insults (178 person items)

"about Ernest Hemingway “As to Hemingway, I read him for the first time in the early ‘forties, something about bells, balls and bulls, and loathed it.”←→ about Joseph Conrad "I cannot abide Conrad’s souvenir shop style and bottled ships and shell necklaces of romanticist cliches.” about Fyodor Dostoevsy “Dostoevky’s lack of taste, his monotonous dealings with persons suffering with pre-Freudian complexes, the way he has of wallowing in the tragic misadventures of human dign"


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Authors I Admire A Lot (21 person items)
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People Quotes - Part 3 (38 person items)

"“Look at the masterpiece, and not at the frame — and not at the faces of other people looking at the frame.”"


LittleRedCorvette added this to a list 1 year, 6 months ago
In Memoriam (586 person items)
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50 Favorite Authors (50 person items)

"Ada, or Ardor (10/10) Lolita (10/10) Speak, Memory (10/10) Pale Fire (10/10) Invitation to a Beheading (9/10) Laughter in the Dark (9/10) The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (9/10) Look at the Harlequins (9/10) Bend Sinister (9/10) The Luzhin Defence (8/10) The Enchanter (8/10) Transparent Things (8/10) Strong Opinions (8/10) Pnin (8/10) The Eye (8/10) Despair (8/10) The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (7/10) Glory (7/10) The Original of Laura (6/10) "


ccc25 added this to a list 2 years, 10 months ago
Letters to dead authors (62 person items)
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Famous people with synesthesia (19 person items)

"According to biographer Brian Boyd and others, Nabokov was a self-described synesthete, who at a young age equated the number five with the color red. For some synesthetes, letters are not simply associated with certain colours, they are themselves coloured. Nabokov frequently endowed his protagonists with a similar gift. In Bend Sinister Krug comments on his perception of the word "loyalty" as being like a golden fork lying out in the sun. In The Defense, Nabokov mentioned briefly how the main"


The_Dash08 added this to a list 4 years, 3 months ago
Top 50 Authors of All Time (50 person items)
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Top 15 Authors (15 person items)