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Vladimir Nabokov

Born in 1899, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Died in 1977

Overview

Vladimir Nabokov (1899—1977) was a distinguished Russian-American literary icon, renowned not just as an eminent novelist but also as a trilingual poet, scholar, translator, and entomologist. His work, Pale Fire (1962), affirmed his standing as one of the paramount literary voices of the 20th century, lauded for his lyrical prose and intricately crafted narratives. Another of his notable works, Lolita (1955), delves into the psyche of Humbert Humbert, an unreliable narrator consumed by an intens...Read more