Vladimir Nabokov Biography

Poet, Literary Critic, Journalist, Author (1899–1977)
Vladimir Nabokov was a Russian novelist and critic known for the intricate literary devices employed in such novels as Lolita.


Vladimir Nabokov’s first novel, Mashenka, appeared in 1926, but it wasn’t until the publication of Lolita in 1955 that he had any success. Lolita was a landmark in both storytelling and controversy and was later made into a film by Stanley Kubrick. Nabokov's major critical works are an irreverent book about Nikolay Gogol and a four-volume translation of, and commentary on, Eugene Onegin.

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