Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (Twentieth Century Classics)

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9780140181692: Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (Twentieth Century Classics)

An autobiography, revealing Nabokov's comfortable childhood and adolescence, of his rich, liberal-minded father, his beautiful mother, army of relations and family hangers-on and of lovely civilized houses in St Petersburg and the surrounding countryside in pre-revolutionary Russia. Vladimir Nabokov is the author of "Pale Fire" and "Lolita".

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" When he is writing about someone or something he loves, he is irresistible; when he is writing about someone or something he despises, he can manage to enlist one's sympathies, if only momentarily, for the object of his contempt." --"The New York Review of Books"

"When he is writing about someone or something he loves, he is irresistible; when he is writing about someone or something he despises, he can manage to enlist one's sympathies, if only momentarily, for the object of his contempt."--The New York Review of Books"

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"[Nabokov] has fleshed the bare bones of historical data with hilarious anecdotes and with a felicity of style that makes "Speak, Memory" a constant pleasure to read. Confirmed Nabokovians will relish the further clues and references to his fictional works that shine like nuggets in the silver stream of his prose." --"Harper's""Scintillating...One finds here amazing glimpses into the life of a world that has vanished forever." --"New York Times"

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Nabokov, Vladimir
Published by Penguin (1969)
ISBN 10: 0140181695 ISBN 13: 9780140181692
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