[ US /ˈnæbəˌkɑv/ ]
  1. United States writer (born in Russia) (1899-1977)
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  • One has the cringing sense that Ms. Zanganeh is trying to imitate Nabokov himself, who was given to minutely observed descriptive prose and who opened his famous novel with phonetic byplay. The Trouble With Ardor
  • Addicted to Notecards: Vladimir Nabokov used 5- by 8-inch index cards to compose and order the scenes in his novels.
  • So make a note in your notebook. By the end of the novel, I would like you to know who this is. Vivian Darkbloom: if you take those letters, you can spell Vladimir Nabokov.
  • That alone would make it a collector's item, but it's particularly notable because the ostensible premise of Nabokov's best-known novel ( "ostensible" because Lolita is not simply about an older man's affair with a preteenage girl) caused a scandal that kept the book itself from finding an American publisher for nearly three more years. The Believer
  • That's already been done in teal by teammate Evgeni Nabokov - and Toskala also found the net before. - Hockey - Chicago vs. San Jose
  • Kubrick's movie, more English than American, more comedy than tragedy, is subtle in its imagery yet comes nowhere near capturing the literary involutions, moral outrage, and the passion of Nabokov's novel.
  • The critical judgments are venturesomely banal ( "In countless variations, both fictional and dramatic, he studies illusions destined sooner or later to be shattered against the trivialities of everyday life"), and the psychological probings, full of self-congratulatory assumptions about Chekhov's motivations, unconsciously resemble, at times, Nabokov's parody of the "scholar" who writes the bogus preface to Lolita. Short Reviews
  • But Nabokov's beauty is to be found in his stunningly original poetic prose.
  • In a kind of literary sleuthing, Ms. Zanganeh haunts many of the places where Nabokov lived, visits his grave in Clarens, Switzerland, detects portents that link her with him, celebrating fluky coincidences between Nabokov and herself and correlations that conjoin them in some sort of "relationship," although she does point out that she was only 10 months old when he died on July 2, 1977. The Trouble With Ardor
  • Pyatt set up the winning goal 2: 18 later, driving wide down the right side and slipping a backhand pass back to the top of the crease, where Sedin shoveled a fluttering puck up and over Nabokov's right shoulder. - Hockey - San Jose vs. Vancouver
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