Collected Poems (The Penguin Vladimir Nabokov Hardback Collection)

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This landmark new collection brings together the best of the poetry of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and author of Lolita and Pale Fire, with an extensive number of poems never before in English, newly translated from the Russian by his son Dmitri Nabokov.These masterly poems span the decades of Nabokov's career, from 'Music', written in 1914 and probably Nabokov's first recorded poem, to the short, playful 'To Vera', composed in 1974. 'The University Poem', one of Nabokov's major poetic works, is here in English for the first time. Included too are the surreally comic 'A Literary Dinner', 'Eve', the humorous 'An Evening of Russian Poetry' and 'Tolstoy', as well as verse written on America, lepidoptery, sport, love and Nabokov's Russian homeland.Part of a major new beautiful hardback series of Vladimir Nabokov's work in Penguin Classics.

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Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century, as well as a translator and lepidopterist. His works include, from the Russian novels, The Luzhin Defense and The Gift; from the English novels, Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire and Ada; the autobiographical Speak, Memory; translations of Alice in Wonderland into Russian and Eugene Onegin into English; and lectures on literature. All of the fiction and Speak, Memory are published in Penguin.

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The poems are coy, clever, sophisticated, sonorous and worldly. In other words, Nabokovian * New York Daily News *

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