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Vladimir Nabokov

Novelist, Zoologist (23-Apr-1899 — 2-Jul-1977)


Brian Boyd. Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years. Princeton University Press. 1991. 783pp.

Brian Boyd. Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years. Princeton University Press. 1990. 607pp.

Andrew Field. Nabokov: His Life in Art. Little, Brown and Co.. 1967.

Andrew Field. Nabokov: His Life in Part. New York: Viking Press. 1977.

Kurt Johnson; Steven L. Coates. Nabokov's Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius. Cambridge, MA: Zoland Books. 1999. 372pp.

Simon Karlinsky (editor). The Nabokov-Wilson Letters. New York: Harper & Row. 1979.

Vladimir Nabokov. Strong Opinions. McGraw-Hill. 1973. 335pp.

J. E. Rivers; Charles Nicol (editors). Nabokov's Fifth Arc: Nabokov and Others on His Life's Work. University of Texas Press. 1982.

John O. Stark. The Literature of Exhaustion: Borges, Nabokov, and Barth. Duke University Press. 1974. 196pp.

Justin Weir. The Author as Hero: Self and Tradition in Bulgakov, Pasternak, and Nabokov. Northwestern University Press. 2002. 147pp.


  1. Vladimir Nabokov papers: 1918-1987 [bulk 1934-1975]
    The New York Public Library

  2. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov papers, 1918-1974
    Library of Congress

  3. Vladimir Nabokov Papers (MSS088), 1958-1964
    Washington University in St. Louis


  1. Nabokov Theory on Butterfly Evolution Is Vindicated
    by Carl Zimmer. The New York Times, 25-Jan-2011.


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  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.821)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.543)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.508)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.153)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1061)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.759)

  13. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.172)

  14. Contemporary Novelists (pp.915-20)

  15. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.521)

  16. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.703)

  17. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.716)

  18. Current Biography, 1966 Yearbook (pp.288-91)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.528)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.361)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.11)

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