Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov : Overlook Illustrated Lives

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History seemed to pursue Vladimir Nabokov. In the Russian Revolution and the Second World War he lost his homeland, social position and family, and was even forced to abandon working in his native language. Despite the shadow of exile, Nabokov's work exudes a tremendous vivacity and joy. Even at its darkest it has an inventiveness and a richness of perception that has rarely been surpassed. The photographs and illustrations in this volume, many previously unpublished, range from early photographs of the Nabokovs' estates in Russia to hand-corrected manuscript pages, first edition book jackets, and examples of Nabokov's lifelong passion for butterflies. Acclaimed scholar Jane Grayson provides fresh insight into the celebrated author's life, making this volume a unique glimpse into the life of the modernist master.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 146 pages
  • 124.5 x 193 x 17.3mm | 312.98g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 1585672637
  • 9781585672639
  • 1,567,753

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"A beautifully designed new series ... scores of pictures with crisply related biography and commentary ... Look no further for the perfect literary stocking stuffer."show more

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