History Creator / VladimirNabokov

2nd Jul '16 6:35:17 PM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->--'''Music/ThePolice''', "Don't Stand So Close to Me", referring to the book ''Literatur/{{Lolita}}''.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1899 2 July 1977) was a novelist, polyglot, genius, CausticCritic and (occasionally) right bastard; and a close relative of the authors [[SignificantAnagram V. Sirin and Vivian Darkbloom]]. Born in Russia, Nabokov was forced to flee the country at the age of 19, due to [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober some revolution or other]], which left him with very anti-communist feelings. His father was a liberal political and member of the provisional government after the February Revolution. After the rise of the Bolsheviks, he and his family went to Berlin, but Nabokov's father ended up [[ShootTheShaggyDog being assassinated by a pro-Tsarist]] right-winger while trying to stop him from assassinating someone else. This episode is reflected in many of Nabokov's writings. He spent the next two decades in Europe writing novels in Russian, then brought his family to the United States, where he taught literature and wrote novels in English (making him one of very few authors to be able to write good literature in more than one language). The controversial subject matter of [[Literature/{{Lolita}} one of these]] made him very famous, and he was able to quit teaching and write full time. Eventually he settled in Switzerland, where he continued writing novels in English, and died in 1977.

to:

-->--'''Music/ThePolice''', "Don't Stand So Close to Me", referring to the book ''Literatur/{{Lolita}}''.

''Literature/{{Lolita}}''

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, 22 April [O.S. [Old Style 10 April] 1899 2 July 1977) was a novelist, polyglot, genius, CausticCritic and (occasionally) right bastard; and a close relative of the authors [[SignificantAnagram V. Sirin and Vivian Darkbloom]]. Born in Russia, Nabokov was forced to flee the country at the age of 19, due to [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober some revolution or other]], which left him with very anti-communist feelings. His father was a liberal political and member of the provisional government after the February Revolution. After the rise of the Bolsheviks, he and his family went to Berlin, but Nabokov's father ended up [[ShootTheShaggyDog being assassinated by a pro-Tsarist]] right-winger while trying to stop him from assassinating someone else. This episode is reflected in many of Nabokov's writings. He spent the next two decades in Europe writing novels in Russian, then brought his family to the United States, where he taught literature and wrote novels in English (making him one of very few authors to be able to write good literature in more than one language). The controversial subject matter of [[Literature/{{Lolita}} one of these]] made him very famous, and he was able to quit teaching and write full time. Eventually he settled in Switzerland, where he continued writing novels in English, and died in 1977.
18th Jun '16 1:52:24 PM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->It's no use, he sees her \\

to:

->It's ->''"It's no use, he sees her \\



That book by Nabokov \\
- Sting, ''Don't Stand So Close To Me'', referring to the book ''Lolita''.

Novelist, polyglot, genius, CausticCritic and (occasionally) right bastard; and a close relative of the authors [[SignificantAnagram V. Sirin and Vivian Darkbloom]]. Born in Russia in 1899, Nabokov was forced to flee the country at the age of 19, due to [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober some revolution or other]], which left him with very anti-communist feelings. His father was a liberal political and member of the provisional government after the February Revolution. After the rise of the Bolsheviks, he and his family went to Berlin, but Nabokov's father ended up [[ShootTheShaggyDog being assassinated by a pro-Tsarist]] right-winger while trying to stop him from assassinating someone else. This episode is reflected in many of Nabokov's writings. He spent the next two decades in Europe writing novels in Russian, then brought his family to the United States, where he taught literature and wrote novels in English (making him one of very few authors to be able to write good literature in more than one language). The controversial subject matter of [[Literature/{{Lolita}} one of these]] made him very famous, and he was able to quit teaching and write full time. Eventually he settled in Switzerland, where he continued writing novels in English, and died in 1977.

to:

That book by Nabokov \\
- Sting, ''Don't
Nabokov."''
-->--'''Music/ThePolice''', "Don't
Stand So Close To Me'', to Me", referring to the book ''Lolita''.

Novelist,
''Literatur/{{Lolita}}''.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1899 2 July 1977) was a novelist,
polyglot, genius, CausticCritic and (occasionally) right bastard; and a close relative of the authors [[SignificantAnagram V. Sirin and Vivian Darkbloom]]. Born in Russia in 1899, Russia, Nabokov was forced to flee the country at the age of 19, due to [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober some revolution or other]], which left him with very anti-communist feelings. His father was a liberal political and member of the provisional government after the February Revolution. After the rise of the Bolsheviks, he and his family went to Berlin, but Nabokov's father ended up [[ShootTheShaggyDog being assassinated by a pro-Tsarist]] right-winger while trying to stop him from assassinating someone else. This episode is reflected in many of Nabokov's writings. He spent the next two decades in Europe writing novels in Russian, then brought his family to the United States, where he taught literature and wrote novels in English (making him one of very few authors to be able to write good literature in more than one language). The controversial subject matter of [[Literature/{{Lolita}} one of these]] made him very famous, and he was able to quit teaching and write full time. Eventually he settled in Switzerland, where he continued writing novels in English, and died in 1977.



!!! Novels written in Russian:

to:

!!! !! Novels written in Russian:



!!! Novels written in English:

to:

!!! !! Novels written in English:
5th Feb '16 5:34:00 PM 04tele
Is there an issue? Send a Message


That book by Nabakov \\

to:

That book by Nabakov Nabokov \\
20th Nov '15 4:26:18 AM YasminPerry
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Laughter In The Dark'' (originally published as ''Camera Obscura'', a story about a poisonous relationship, made into a film by Tony Richardson)

to:

* ''Laughter In The Dark'' (originally published as ''Camera Obscura'', a story about a poisonous relationship, made into a film by Tony Richardson)''Literature/LaughterInTheDark''
5th Jul '15 2:55:34 PM LaStella
Is there an issue? Send a Message


He is also the author of numerous short stories, poems, plays, lectures, translations, and biographies (Creator/NikolaiGogol's and his own). Incidentally, he said his first name rhymes with "redeemer" and his last name is pronounced "nuh-BOCK-off," though English-speakers rarely say it that way -- largely thanks to Music/ThePolice, whose "Don't Stand So Close To Me" popularized the mispronunciation.

to:

He is also the author of numerous short stories, poems, plays, lectures, translations, and biographies (Creator/NikolaiGogol's and his own). Incidentally, he said his first name rhymes with "redeemer" and his last name is pronounced "nuh-BOCK-off," and indeed in Russian it does and it is, though English-speakers rarely say it that way -- largely thanks to Music/ThePolice, whose "Don't Stand So Close To Me" popularized the mispronunciation.
12th Apr '15 4:35:21 AM JulianLapostat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Novelist, polyglot, genius, and (occasionally) right bastard; and a close relative of the authors [[SignificantAnagram V. Sirin and Vivian Darkbloom]]. Born in Russia in 1899, Nabokov was forced to flee the country at the age of 19, due to [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober some revolution or other]], which left him with very anti-communist feelings. He spent the next two decades in Europe writing novels in Russian, then brought his family to the United States, where he taught literature and wrote novels in English (making him one of very few authors to be able to write good literature in more than one language). The controversial subject matter of [[Literature/{{Lolita}} one of these]] made him very famous, and he was able to quit teaching and write full time. Eventually he settled in Switzerland, where he continued writing novels in English, and died in 1977.

to:

Novelist, polyglot, genius, CausticCritic and (occasionally) right bastard; and a close relative of the authors [[SignificantAnagram V. Sirin and Vivian Darkbloom]]. Born in Russia in 1899, Nabokov was forced to flee the country at the age of 19, due to [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober some revolution or other]], which left him with very anti-communist feelings. His father was a liberal political and member of the provisional government after the February Revolution. After the rise of the Bolsheviks, he and his family went to Berlin, but Nabokov's father ended up [[ShootTheShaggyDog being assassinated by a pro-Tsarist]] right-winger while trying to stop him from assassinating someone else. This episode is reflected in many of Nabokov's writings. He spent the next two decades in Europe writing novels in Russian, then brought his family to the United States, where he taught literature and wrote novels in English (making him one of very few authors to be able to write good literature in more than one language). The controversial subject matter of [[Literature/{{Lolita}} one of these]] made him very famous, and he was able to quit teaching and write full time. Eventually he settled in Switzerland, where he continued writing novels in English, and died in 1977.
12th Mar '15 8:15:44 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Novelist, polyglot, genius, and (occasionally) right bastard; and a close relative of the authors [[SignificantAnagram V. Sirin and Vivian Darkbloom]]. Born in Russia in 1899, Nabokov was forced to flee the country at the age of 19, due to [[RedOctober some revolution or other]], which left him with very anti-communist feelings. He spent the next two decades in Europe writing novels in Russian, then brought his family to the United States, where he taught literature and wrote novels in English (making him one of very few authors to be able to write good literature in more than one language). The controversial subject matter of [[Literature/{{Lolita}} one of these]] made him very famous, and he was able to quit teaching and write full time. Eventually he settled in Switzerland, where he continued writing novels in English, and died in 1977.

to:

Novelist, polyglot, genius, and (occasionally) right bastard; and a close relative of the authors [[SignificantAnagram V. Sirin and Vivian Darkbloom]]. Born in Russia in 1899, Nabokov was forced to flee the country at the age of 19, due to [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober some revolution or other]], which left him with very anti-communist feelings. He spent the next two decades in Europe writing novels in Russian, then brought his family to the United States, where he taught literature and wrote novels in English (making him one of very few authors to be able to write good literature in more than one language). The controversial subject matter of [[Literature/{{Lolita}} one of these]] made him very famous, and he was able to quit teaching and write full time. Eventually he settled in Switzerland, where he continued writing novels in English, and died in 1977.
23rd Jun '14 9:57:49 AM Tdarcos
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-> - Sting, ''Don't Stand So Close To Me'', referring to the book ''Lolita''.

to:

-> - Sting, ''Don't Stand So Close To Me'', referring to the book ''Lolita''.
23rd Jun '14 9:57:27 AM Tdarcos
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->t's no use, he sees her \\

to:

->t's ->It's no use, he sees her \\



->- Sting, ''Don't Stand So Close To Me'', referring to the book ''Lolita''.

to:

->- -> - Sting, ''Don't Stand So Close To Me'', referring to the book ''Lolita''.
23rd Jun '14 9:57:03 AM Tdarcos
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nabokov_kubrick_stare_546.jpg]]

to:

[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nabokov_kubrick_stare_546.jpg]]
jpg]]
->t's no use, he sees her \\
He starts to shake and cough \\
Just like the old man in \\
That book by Nabakov \\
->- Sting, ''Don't Stand So Close To Me'', referring to the book ''Lolita''.
This list shows the last 10 events of 18. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.VladimirNabokov