Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
was born April 23, 1899 in the capital of imperial Russia of St. Petersburg in the noble and wealthy family. In the eventful 1917 his father had briefly served in a number of ministers of the Government of Kerensky, and when to power in the country came to the Bolsheviks, Vladimir Nabokov
was forced to emigrate. In 1919, Vladimir
went to Cambridge University and graduated with honors in 1922. In March of that year in Berlin during the assassination attempt on the head of the Cadet Party Milyukova Paul's father was killed by Nabokov
, blocking Milyukova from bullets suicide monarchist.
Twenty or thirty years, Nabokov
held in Berlin, then lived in Paris, in 1940 he moved to the U.S.. A brilliant mind and excellent sense of humor allowed Nabokov
to become a great writer. A characteristic feature of his works were not so much vivacity of images, ideas and spiraled plot as a virtuoso command of English - the language for it is not native. Vladimir Nabokov
published numerous novels, of which the best known were written in Russian "Masha", "Camera Obscura", "The Gift" and created from English - "Lolita," "Pnin," and a book of memoirs, "Other Shores". In addition, the writer has translated into English, "The Lay of Igor" and "Eugene Onegin".
In 1961, he and his wife settled in Switzerland. Vladimir Nabokov
died on July 2, 1977 at the age of 78.
- Collected Works in. V. Nabokov on Kulichkah. "
- In. V. Nabokov in the library M. Moshkova. Here you can enjoy the works of the writer and know the details of his life.