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Selected Letters 1940-1977.

Literary Letters] Nabokov, Vladinir.

ISBN 10: 0151641900 / ISBN 13: 9780151641901
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1989
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A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright , unclipped dust jacket. In this selection of over 400 of Nabokov's letters, contain a repository of for his convictions about literature, other writers, and artistic and personal freedom. The letters trace Nabokov's struggles with publishers and editors to preserve his artistic integrity and achieve a world-wide audience. They also record is protracted battle with censorship and the suppression of his controverial novel "Lolita.". Bookseller Inventory # 23653

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Title: Selected Letters 1940-1977.

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.

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Vladimir Nabokov's rise from impoverished World War II refugee to literary giant is recorded in this volume of more than 400 letters. Opening with an eloquent introduction by Vladimir's son, Dmitri, the volume is illustrated with more than 40 photographs, facsimiles and butterfly drawings.

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Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and essayist was awarded the National Medal for Literature for his life's work in 1973. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. He is the author of many works including Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and Speak, Memory.

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