Vladimir Nabokov

Author: Dmitry Paranyushkin (on 04 Apr 2015)

Vladimir Nabokov's works are the finest achievements in terms of the literary language and the richness of narrative threads in his works are simply amazing. Nabokov’s writing is talking about a multitude of things at once, shifting between stories, scales, characters. His particular writing style is based on dynamic variability of scale: changing perspective from overview to the most microscopic detailed close-up and then coming back to the original trajectory keeping the echo of other scales and imaginary realms. Nabokov’s most famous work Lolita is a good introduction into his style, but its explicit content may sometimes obfuscate the form. Other recommended works include The Gift (or Дар) and Nabokov’s Lectures on Russian Literature.

Vladimir Nabokov in New York in 1963 - photo by William Claxton




 

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