6004af8e5f0a6d402e950cf7fcd7da08.jpgVLADIMIR NABOKOV (1899-1977) was a Russian-American novelist and author. Although his first nine novels were in Russian, he rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. He is noted for his complex plots, clever word play, daring metaphors, classical allusion, and a prose style capable of both parody and intense lyricism.
Nabokov's principal themes include the problem of art itself presented in various figurative disguises. Thus, THE LUZHIN DEFENSE (1930) seemingly is about chess, DESPAIR (1934) about murder, and INVITATION TO A BEHEADING (1936) a political story, but all three works make statements about art that are central to understanding the book as a whole. The same may be said of his... Your Internet Provider can track your activity! Hide your IP address with a VPN. We recommend Trust.Zone VPN