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Vladimir Nabokov's Biography

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, pronounced [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr nɐˈbokəf] ( listen); 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1899c – 2 July 1977) was a multilingual Russian novelist, poet and short story writer. Nabokov's first nine novels were in Russian. He then rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. He also made serious contributions as a lepidopterist and chess composer.

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  • Doctoring Zhivago

      News Source: Wichita Eagle | 17 days ago
    The CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book by Peter Finn and Petra Couvee (Pantheon, 352 pages, $26.95) The book came in on two rolls of microfilm an unusual way to submit a literary manuscript. Then again, the recipient was not your ordinary
  • How the CIA secretly published Dr Zhivago

      News Source: BBC | 29 days ago
    The novel was handed to Soviet visitors, of which there were several thousand, by Russian emigres in a curtained-off part of the Vatican's pavilion at the Brussels fair. "Soon the book's blue linen covers were found littering the fairgrounds. Some
  • The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden ...

      News Source: The Guardian | 1 month ago
    We can tell our grandchildren about that glorious time when high culture used to matter, and the CIA and the KGB fought cold wars about it. But in the era of the worldwide web, who can take seriously the idea of smuggling books through the iron

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