Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

Selected Letters 1940-1977

By Vladimir Nabokov; Nabokov; Dmitri Nabokov (Editor)

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156936101, 624pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 1990

Over four hundred letters chronicle the author's career, recording his struggles in the publishing world, the battles over "Lolita," and his relationship with his wife.

About the Author
One of the twentieth century s master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961 he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977.

Nabokov is an opera singer.