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She was wearing a black satin mask when they first met in 1923, and in a sense she wore a mask--that of the dutiful wife and helpmeet--throughout their 52-year marriage. Especially after the American publication of Lolita made her husband notorious in 1958, V?ra Nabokov's presence at her husband's side was crucial, writes her biographer Stacy Schiff: "[It] kept the fiction in its place, reassured readers ... that Nabokov's perversities were of a different kind." But V?ra Slonim (1902-91) was essential to Vladimir Nabokov's literary career from the beginning. She had a gift for handling practical matters that her spouse proudly lacked; she screened him from his publishers and his admirers with equal firmness, and in doing so she liberated him to fulfill the artistic genius they both believed he possessed. Praised for a previous biography of Antoine de Saint-Exup?ry, Schiff here cements her reputation as a literary biographer of striking subtlety and perceptiveness. She establishes a strong base in chapter 1 with her excellent analysis of V?ra Slonim's youth in a privileged Russian Jewish family in St. Petersburg. She then pursues her subject's elusive personality through hints in Nabokov's work and the comments of friends and colleagues. Schiff's elegant prose and eye for nuance nearly match Nabokov himself in this lucid, unsentimental portrait of a marriage. --Wendy Smith arts and literature,authors,biographies,education and reference,history and criticism,literature and fiction,memoirs,movements and periods,specific groups,women Biographies, Random House

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[EAN: 9780679447900], Fine, [PU: Random House, New York], NABOKOV, VLADIMIR, Biography & Autobiography|Women, Literary Criticism|General, Literary Criticism|Russian & Former Soviet Union, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Literary, Jacket, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in the year 2000. Publishers, relatives, colleagues, agreed (that) 'He would have been nowhere without her'. She plucked the manuscript of Lolita from the flames to which its author attempted to sacrifice it: 'We are keeping this', she said. Amply illustrated with a section of b&w photographs. Notes. Selected Biblio. Index. xiv, 456 pp. Fine Hardcover w/ Fine dj

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New York, NY: Random House, 1999. A nice reading copy. Pages are clean and bright. Binding is tight. Book and jacket show some shelfwear. Jacket has been mylared for protection. . First Edition, 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good -/Good +. Mylared., Random House, 1999

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Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov): A Biography
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Stacy Schiff

Title:

Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov): A Biography

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0679447903

She was wearing a black satin mask when they first met in 1923, and in a sense she wore a mask--that of the dutiful wife and helpmeet--throughout their 52-year marriage. Especially after the American publication of Lolita made her husband notorious in 1958, Véra Nabokov's presence at his side was crucial, writes her biographer Stacy Schiff: "[It] kept the fiction in its place, reassured readers ... that Nabokov's perversities were of a different kind." But Véra Slonim (1902-91) was essential to Vladimir Nabokov's literary career from the beginning. She had a gift for handling practical matters that her spouse proudly lacked; she screened him from his publishers and his admirers with equal firmness, and in doing so she liberated him to fulfill the artistic genius they both believed he possessed. Praised for a previous biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Schiff here cements her reputation as a literary biographer of striking subtlety and perceptiveness. She establishes a strong base in the first chapter with her excellent analysis of Véra Slonim's youth in a privileged Russian-Jewish family in St. Petersburg. She then pursues her subject's elusive personality through hints in Nabokov's work and the comments of friends and colleagues. Schiff's elegant prose and eye for nuance nearly match Nabokov himself in this lucid, unsentimental portrait of a marriage. --Wendy Smith

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780679447900
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0679447903
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Publishing year: 2003
Publisher: Random House

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