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January 22, 2005

“I was the shadow of the waxwing slain”

Nabokov_david_levine “Nabokov Theme” Chess move

Nabokov postcards and paperback cover art

The deliciously precocious "Olsen Twins" recently sat down with Star Talk host Humbert Humbert to dish about the price of fame, the creative process, and the elusive nature of Man

“Medium-sized index card bearing portion of ms. poem by John Shade. One of the most important American poets of his generation; second in skill, perhaps, only to his great contemporary Robert Frost, John Shade did not live to see this work, his final masterpiece, in print. He had just completed the fair copy when he was murdered, on July 21, 1959, by one Jack de Grey or Degree, a mental patient (an escapee from the Institute for the Criminally Insane) who mistook him for the Judge Goldsworthy who had condemned Grey to prison…” Many other curious items from the collection at the Subtly-Askew Museum!

What is Pale Fire? (It’s also my favorite Nabokov book)

A Portrait of a young Vladimir Nabokov by Harumi Maekawa

Saint Petersburg of Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokovilia is a collection of quotes by writers who have snuck references to Nabokov and things Nabokovian into their work

Michael Chabon’s Talk delivered at the Nabokov Museum, St. Petersburg, 1 June 2000

Alvin Toffler’s Playboy interview with Nabokov. (1963. From Nabokov Interviews. Scroll down for English, unless you read Russian)

Many More Unusual Vladimir Nabokov Links Here

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Pale Fire is my favorite Nabokov's book too. I'm in search of the English text of the novel on the Net, but in vain for the time being. Also I love all the books of the Berlin period and some books of the American period of his life.

Posted by: Larissa at Mar 5, 2007 6:16:53 PM