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5th Feb '16 5:34:00 PM 04tele
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That book by Nabakov \\

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That book by Nabakov Nabokov \\
20th Nov '15 4:26:18 AM YasminPerry
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* ''Laughter In The Dark'' (originally published as ''Camera Obscura'', a story about a poisonous relationship, made into a film by Tony Richardson)

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* ''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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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

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-> - Sting, ''Don't Stand So Close To Me'', referring to the book ''Lolita''.
23rd Jun '14 9:57:27 AM Tdarcos
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->t's no use, he sees her \\

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



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

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->- -> - Sting, ''Don't Stand So Close To Me'', referring to the book ''Lolita''.
23rd Jun '14 9:57:03 AM Tdarcos
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->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''.
25th Nov '13 4:43:39 PM Gludd20
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* ''The Defense'' (metatextual portrait of a chess prodigy, made into a film starring John Turturro)

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* ''The Defense'' (metatextual portrait of a chess prodigy, made into a film starring John Turturro)Turturro; also called ''The Luzhin Defense'')
25th Jun '13 6:23:45 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Despair'' (thriller involving [[ShadowArchetype doppelgangers]], one of Nabokov's favorite themes, adapted into a film by TomStoppard)

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* ''Despair'' (thriller involving [[ShadowArchetype doppelgangers]], one of Nabokov's favorite themes, adapted into a film by TomStoppard)Creator/TomStoppard)
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