Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

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"Vladimir Nabokov and "Marcel Proust are volumes five and six of the acclaimed Overlook Illustrated Lives series of photographic biographies that offers fresh, intimate portraits of some of our favorite writers. The lively texts are accompanied by over a hundred rare images, many in color, depicting the author's world.VLADIMIR 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. Acclaimed Nabokov scholar Jane Grayson provides fresh insight into the celebrated author's life, from his roots in aristocratic, pre-Soviet Russia to exile in Paris, Berlin, and the United States, examining the sources for his unforgettable creations. The photographs and illustrations in this volume, many previously unpublished, range from early photographs of the Nabokovs' estates in Russia to hand-corrected manuscript pages, first edition book jackets, and examples of Nabokov's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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 122 x 176 x 10mm | 281.23g
  • Overlook Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585676098
  • 9781585676095

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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."
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