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Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov): Portrait of a Marriage - Schiff, Stacy
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New York, NY: Random House (NY), 1999. First edition. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. Very good in very good dust jacket. Author's compliments card laid in. Small ink mark on fep. DJ has slight wear and soiling.. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. xiv 456, [6] p. Illustrations. Occasional Footnotes. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. This intimate portrait of Vra Nabokov, the woman who stood at the center of the life and work of the controversial author of "Lolita", is based on new material, Vladimir's letters, Vra's diaries, and family correspondence. From Wikipedia: "Stacy Madeleine Schiff (born October 26, 1961) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American nonfiction author and guest columnist for The New York Times. Schiff, born in Adams, Massachusetts, is a graduate of Phillips Andover Academy preparatory school, and earned her B.A. degree from Williams College in 1982. She was a Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster until 1990. Her essays and articles have appeared in, among other places, The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Times Literary Supplement. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, which noted that she has been "regularly praised for both her meticulous scholarship and her witty style." (October 24, 2008) Schiff won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Vera, her biography of Vera Nabokov, wife and muse of Lolita and Pale Fire author Vladimir Nabokov. She was also a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Saint-Exupry: A Biography of Antoine de Saint Exupry. Schiff's A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America (2005) won a number of awards and was published in the U.K. under the title Dr. Franklin Goes to France. Discussing the book, Ron Chernow wrote "Even if forced to at gunpoint, Stacy Schiff would be incapable of writing a dull page or a lame sentence." Gordon S. Wood hailed the book as "Stunning. A remarkably subtle and penetrating portrait of Franklin and his diplomacy." Schiff's most recent biography, Cleopatra: A Life, was published by Little, Brown and Company in November 2010, reached number 3 on the The New York Times Best Seller list and garnered extraordinary reviews. The Wall Street Journal's critic wrote, "Stacy Schiff does a rare thing; she gives us a book we'd miss if it didn't exist." Rick Riordan declared Cleopatra "impossible to put down; " The New Yorker termed it "a work of literature; " Michael Korda called it "a masterpiece; " Tina Brown declared it read "almost like a novel in its juicy literary flair; " Maureen Dowd found it "captivating; " Simon Winchester predicted the book would become a classic. Currently a guest columnist at The New York Times, Schiff resides in New York City. She is a trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.", Random House (NY), 1999

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Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for biography and hailed by critics as both "monumental" (The Boston Globe) and "utterly romantic" (New York magazine), Stacy Schiff's Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) brings to shimmering life one of the greatest literary love stories of our time. Vladimir Nabokov--the emigre author of "Lolita"; " Pale Fire"; and "Speak, Memory"--wrote his books first for himself, second for his wife, Vera, and third for no one at all. "Without my wife," he once noted, "I wouldn't have written a single novel." Set in prewar Europe and postwar America, spanning much of the century, the story of the Nabokovs' fifty-two-year marriage reads as vividly as a novel. Vera, both beautiful and brilliant, is its outsized heroine--a woman who loves as deeply and intelligently as did the great romantic heroines of Austen and Tolstoy. Stacy Schiff's Vera is a triumph of the biographical form. Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov): Portrait of a Marriage Schiff, Stacy, Random House

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1999, ISBN: 0679447903

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Random House. Hardcover. POOR. Acceptable copy with heavy wear to cover and pages. Pages have writing and or highlighting. Might be an ex-library copy and not include CD or accessories., Random House

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Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov): A Biography

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

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