[Item #6213] Overlook Illustrated Lives: Vladimir Nabokov. Jane Grayson, Vladimir Nabokov.
Overlook Illustrated Lives: Vladimir Nabokov
Overlook Illustrated Lives: Vladimir Nabokov
Overlook Illustrated Lives: Vladimir Nabokov
Overlook Illustrated Lives: Vladimir Nabokov

Overlook Illustrated Lives: Vladimir Nabokov

ISBN: 9781585672639
New York, NY: Overlook Press, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. “History seemed to pursue Vladimir Nabokov. In the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Second World War he lost his homeland, social position, and family, and was even forced to abandon working in his own language. By the time Lolita was published in 1955, Nabokov, by then an American citizen, caused a sensation and established his reputation as a strikingly original writer of English. Despite the shadow of exile, Nabokov’s work exudes a tremendous vivacity and joy. Even at its darkest it has an inventiveness and a richness of perception that has rarely been surpassed.” (from front flap) Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) is one of the most well respected, and well loved writers of the 20th century. Synesthetic rich descriptions, flowery, lyrical, and highly poetic, Nabokov’s prose was, and continues to be, studied and critically lauded as some of the best in the western canon. Nabokov’s oeuvre is shot through with works that, had any one of them been produced by any other writer, they would be considered that writer's magnum opus: Despair (1934), Lolita (1955), Pale Fire (1962), and Transparent Things (1972) just to name a few. Offered today is the “Vladimir Nabokov” edition of the Illustrious “Overlook Illustrated Lives” series of photographic biographies that offers fresh, intimate portraits of some of our favorite writers. The lively texts are accompanied by over a hundred rare images, many in color, outlining and depicting the inner life and past of Vladimir Nabokov. Acclaimed Nabokov scholar Jane Grayson provides fresh insight into the celebrated author's life, from his roots in aristocratic, pre-Soviet Russia to exile in Paris, Berlin, and the United States, examining the sources for his unforgettable creations. The photographs and illustrations in this volume, many previously unpublished, range from early photographs of the Nabokovs' estates in Russia to hand-corrected manuscript pages, first edition book jackets, and examples of Nabokov's lifelong passion for butterflies. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket. First edition, though not explicated as such at copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. Book is in very fine condition with only the slightest wear to fine edges; dust-jacket is in very fine condition with minimal smudging to front and back covers and light wear to fine edges. Overall a substantially mint volume! Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #6213]

Price: $30.00

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