By Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Vladimir Nabokov's upward push from impoverished international struggle II refugee to literary titanic is recorded during this quantity of greater than four hundred letters. beginning with an eloquent creation through Vladimir's son, Dmitri, the amount is illustrated with greater than forty photos, facsimiles and butterfly drawings.
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Additional info for Vladimir Nabokov: Selected Letters, 1940-1977
I have followed the method set forth by Nabokov in his translation of Eugene Onegin(1964), but have done so somewhat nonexclusively. , have been left undisturbed. Nabokov's own usages varied widely over the years, and have not been altered. But enough gray areas remain—Nikolai Gogol, which in his "author's copy," VN retitled Nikolay Gogol; "Chernyshevski" in the English version of The Gift who, according to the rules, ought to be spelled "Chernishevski"; other cases where several factors must be considered—to make consistency elusive.
I assure you that at Bormes3 you will get peace and rest, and that the doctors there are just as good. Listen to reason, my darling, and make up your mind. , I shall come to fetch you, which will certainly be neither wise nor cheap. I find it difficult to explain to you how important it is that we not lose contact with the shore to which I have managed to swim—to put it figuratively but accurately—for, after your letter, I really feel like a swimmer who has just reached a rock and is being torn from it by some whim of Neptune, a wave of unknown origin, a sudden wind or some such thing.
Typing or scribal errors have been silently corrected by Véra Nabokov or Dmitri Nabokov. Deletions made by Mrs. Nabokov or Dmitri Nabokov have been identified. Underlined words have been printed in italic type. The letters often incorporate words from other languages. Russian and French words in English-language letters are translated, except for familiar French terms. The footnotes have been provided by Véra Nabokov, Dmitri Nabokov, and Matthew J. Bruccoli. Footnotes of a personal nature written by Mrs.