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Vladimir Nabokov
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Vintage Nabokov (2011 edition), Vintage - ISBN: 9780307787248
Vladimir Nabokov
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Interview with Herbert Gold, The Paris Review Interviews: Writers at Work, 4th series (1977), p. 107 ISBN 0-140-04543-0
Vladimir Nabokov
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As quoted in Reading Lolita in Tehran (2003) by Azar Nafisi


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Born: April 22, 1899

Died: July 2, 1977 (aged 78)

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: Novelist, lepidopterist, professor

Bio: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov 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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