224 relations: Acrostic, Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, Aleksandar Hemon, Alexander Pushkin, American Museum of Natural History, Anagram, Anthony Burgess, Antibes, Anton Chekhov, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ashland, Oregon, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Ayn Rand, Bachelor of Arts, Baltic Germans, Baron, Bend Sinister (novel), Bering Strait, Bleak House, Bolsheviks, Boston Review, Brian Boyd, British undergraduate degree classification, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cannes, Cary Elwes, Charles Dickens, Charles Nicol, Chess composer, Chess problem, Christopher Hitchens, Christopher Plummer, Chromosome, Clarens, Switzerland, Classical liberalism, Constitutional Democratic Party, Cornell University, Crimea, Crimean Regional Government, Daniel Clowes, Daniel Handler, Danilo Kiš, David Cronenberg, David Niven, Despair (novel), Die Zeit, Dmitri Nabokov, Don DeLillo, Drama, Eastern Orthodox Church, ..., Edgar Allan Poe, Edmund White, Edmund Yeo, Entomology, Eugene Onegin, Fallacy, February Revolution, Franz Kafka, Fréjus, Gene, Gene Wolfe, Genetics, Genus, Gina Lollobrigida, Glory (novel), Gold mining, Gregorian calendar, Gustave Flaubert, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, I Have Landed, Iambic tetrameter, Individualism, Ithaca, New York, James Joyce, James Wood (critic), Javier Marías, Jay Greenberg, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jerzy Skolimowski, Jhumpa Lahiri, Joanna Newsom, John Banville, John Moulder-Brown, John Updike, Joseph Conrad, Jules Verne, Julian calendar, Karner blue, Ki Longfellow, King, Queen, Knave, King, Queen, Knave (film), Kitsch (magazine), Leo Tolstoy, Lepidopterist, Lepidopterology, Lev Zhurbin, Lidia Charskaya, Literary executor, Literary modernism, Livadiya, Crimea, Lolita, Lycaenidae, Madeleinea, Mail Tribune, Mansfield Park, Marcel Proust, Maria Sibylla Merian, Marisha Pessl, Martin Amis, Mary (novel), Mary McCarthy (author), Maxim D. Shrayer, Menton, Michael Chabon, Michael Schelle, Mikhail Lermontov, Mnemosyne, Modern Library, Modern Library 100 Best Novels, Montreux, Montreux Palace, Morris Bishop, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Nabokovia, National Book Award for Fiction, Naturalization, Neuengamme concentration camp, New Left, New World, New York Public Library, Nick Cave, Nicolas Nabokov, Nikolai Gogol, Notes on Prosody, Oğuz Atay, October Revolution, Old Style and New Style dates, Pale Fire, Pavel Milyukov, Penguin Books, Peter Medak, Playboy, Pnin, Poems and Problems, Polyommatini, Polyommatus, Poshlost, Post hoc ergo propter hoc, Postmodern literature, Prague, Pseudolucia, Psychoanalysis, Pulitzer Prize, Pyotr Shabelsky-Bork, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, Reggio Emilia, Richard Nixon, Richard Rorty, Robert Browning, Robert Louis Stevenson, Romance languages, Russia Beyond the Headlines, Russian Empire, Russian literature, Russian Provisional Government, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saint Petersburg, Salman Rushdie, Sex organ, Shirley Temple, Sigmund Freud, Sirin, Siversky, Slavic languages, Speak, Memory, SS Champlain, Stacy Schiff, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen Jay Gould, Student activism, Supreme Court of the United States, Synesthesia, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Terence McKenna, The Crying of Lot 49, The Defense, The Emigrants (Sebald novel), The Gift (Nabokov novel), The Guardian, The Luzhin Defence, The Metamorphosis, The Original of Laura, The Paris Review, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, The Vane Sisters, Thomas Mayne Reid, Thomas Pynchon, Tom Stoppard, Totalitarianism, Translation, Trinity College, Cambridge, Tripos, Troika (album), Ukrainian People's Republic, Ulysses (novel), Véra Nabokov, Victor Pelevin, Vietnam War, Visiting Mrs Nabokov, Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, W. G. Sebald, Watercolor painting, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, White movement, William Shakespeare, Woman's Hour, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Yuly Aykhenvald, Zadie Smith, Zoology, 20th century in literature. Expand index (174 more) » « Shrink index
An acrostic is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.
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Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1969.
Aleksandar Hemon (born September 9, 1964) is a Bosnian-born American fiction writer, essayist, and critic.
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (a) was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic eraBasker, Michael.
The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world.
An anagram is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once; for example, the word anagram can be rearranged into nag-a-ram.
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John Anthony Burgess Wilson, (25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993) – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English writer and composer.
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Antibes (Provençal Occitan: Antíbol) is a Mediterranean resort in the Alpes-Maritimes department of southeastern France, on the Côte d'Azur between Cannes and Nice.
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов,; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, playwright and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history.
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon.
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Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States are the members of the Supreme Court of the United States other than the Chief Justice of the United States.
Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, Али́са Зино́вьевна Розенба́ум; – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter.
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A Bachelor of Arts (BA, B.A., AB or A.B.), from the Latin artium baccalaureus or baccalarium artium is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both.
The Baltic Germans (Deutsch-Balten, or Baltendeutsche) were mostly ethnically German inhabitants of the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, in what today form the countries of Estonia and Latvia.
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Baron is a title of honour, often hereditary, and ranks as one of the lower titles in the various nobiliary systems of Europe.
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Bend Sinister is a dystopian novel written by Vladimir Nabokov during the years 1945 and 1946, and published by Henry Holt and Company in 1947.
The Bering Strait (Берингов пролив, Beringov proliv, Yupik: Imakpik) is a strait connecting the Pacific and Arctic oceans between Russia and the US state of Alaska.
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Bleak House, a novel by Charles Dickens, was first published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853, and is considered to be one of Dickens' finest novels, containing vast, complex and engaging arrays of characters and sub-plots.
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The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists or Bolsheviki (p; derived from большинство bol'shinstvo, "majority", literally meaning "one of the majority") were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) which split apart from the Menshevik faction at the Second Party Congress in 1903.
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Boston Review is a bimonthly American political and literary magazine.
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Brian Boyd (born 30 July 1952 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is known primarily as an expert on the life and works of author Vladimir Nabokov and on literature and evolution.
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The British undergraduate degree classification system is a grading structure for undergraduate degrees (bachelor's degrees and integrated master's degrees) in the United Kingdom.
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Boston metropolitan area, situated directly north of the city of Boston proper, across the Charles River.
Cannes (in Occitan Canas) is a city located on the French Riviera.
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Cary Elwes (born 26 October 1962), is an English actor, screenwriter, producer and best-selling author known for his roles in The Princess Bride, Glory, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Days of Thunder, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Hot Shots!, Twister, Liar, Liar and as Dr.
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Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.
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Charles Nicol (born 1940) is known primarily as an expert on the life and works of author Vladimir Nabokov, and also writes widely on fiction (particularly science fiction and detective fiction) and popular culture.
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A chess composer is a person who creates endgame studies or chess problems.
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A chess problem, also called a chess composition, is a puzzle set by somebody using chess pieces on a chess board, that presents the solver with a particular task to be achieved.
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Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British author, literary critic, and journalist who spent much of his career in the United States and became an American citizen.
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor.
A chromosome (''chromo-'' + ''-some'') is a packaged and organized structure containing most of the DNA of a living organism.
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Clarens is a small village in the municipality of Montreux, in the canton of Vaud, in Switzerland.
Classical liberalism is a political ideology, a branch of liberalism which advocates civil liberties and political freedom with representative democracy under the rule of law and emphasizes economic freedom.
The Constitutional Democratic Party (Конституционно-демократическая партия), also called Constitutional Democrats, formally Party of People's Freedom, informally Kadets, was a liberal political party in the Russian Empire.
Cornell University is an American private Ivy League and federal land-grant research university located in Ithaca, New York.
The Crimean Peninsula (Кры́мский полуо́стров, Кри́мський піво́стрів, Къырым ярымадасы), also known simply as Crimea (Крым, Крим, Къырым), is a major land mass on the northern coast of the Black Sea that is almost completely surrounded by water.
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"Crimean Regional Government" (Крымское краевое правительство Krymskoe kraevoe pravitel'stvo) refers to two successive short-lived regimes in the Crimean Peninsula during 1918 and 1919.
Daniel Gillespie Clowes (born April 14, 1961) is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and screenwriter.
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Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970) is an American writer and journalist.
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Danilo Kiš (22 February 1935 – 15 October 1989) was a Serbian novelist, short story writer and poet who wrote in Serbo-Croatian, member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
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David Paul Cronenberg, (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor.
James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was an English actor and novelist who was popular in Europe and in the United States.
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Despair (Отчаяние, or) is the seventh novel by Vladimir Nabokov, originally published in Russian, serially in the politicized literary journal Sovremennye zapiski during 1934.
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Die Zeit (literally "The Time") is a German national weekly newspaper.
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Dmitri Vladimirovich Nabokov (May 10, 1934February 22, 2012) was an American opera singer and translator.
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Donald Richard "Don" DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American novelist, playwright and essayist.
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Drama is the specific mode of narrative, typically fictional, represented in performance.
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The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, also referred to as the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian Church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole.
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Edmund Valentine White III (born January 13, 1940) is an American novelist, as well as a writer of memoirs and an essayist on literary and social topics.
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Edmund Yeo (born 6 March 1984) is a Malaysian filmmaker based in Tokyo.
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Entomology (from Greek ἔντομος, moment, "that which is cut in pieces or engraved/segmented", hence "insect"; and -λογία, -logia) is the scientific study of insects, a branch of zoology.
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Eugene Onegin (Евге́ний Оне́гин, BGN/PCGN: Yevgeniy Onegin) is a novel in verse written by Alexander Pushkin.
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A fallacy is the use of poor, or invalid, reasoning for the construction of an argument.
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The February Revolution (p) of 1917 was the first of two revolutions in Russia in 1917.
Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.
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Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.
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A gene is a locus (or region) of DNA that encodes a functional RNA or protein product, and is the molecular unit of heredity.
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Gene Rodman Wolfe (born May 7, 1931) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer.
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Genetics is the study of genes, heredity, and genetic variation in living organisms.
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In biology, a genus (plural: genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms.
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Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida (born 4 July 1927) is an Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor.
Glory (Подвиг) is a Russian novel written by Vladimir Nabokov between 1930 and 1932 and first published in Paris.
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Gold mining is the process of mining of gold or gold ores from the ground.
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The Gregorian calendar, also called the Western calendar and the Christian calendar, is internationally the most widely used civil calendar.
Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was an influential French novelist who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism of his country.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636.
I Have Landed (2002) is the 10th and final volume of collected essays by the Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould.
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Iambic tetrameter is a meter in poetry.
Individualism is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that emphasizes the moral worth of the individual.
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The city of Ithaca is in central New York and is the county seat of Tompkins County, as well as the largest community in the Ithaca-Tompkins County metropolitan area.
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.
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James Douglas Graham Wood (born 1 November 1965 in Durham, England)"WOOD, James Douglas Graham", Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2011; online edn, November 2011 is an English literary critic, essayist and novelist.
Javier Marías (born 20 September 1951) is a Spanish novelist, translator, and columnist.
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Jay "Bluejay" Greenberg (born December 13, 1991 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American composer and former child prodigy who entered the Juilliard School in 2002 at age 10.
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Jeffrey Kent Eugenides (born March 8, 1960) is an American novelist and short story writer.
Jerzy Skolimowski (born 5 May 1938) is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor.
Jhumpa Lahiri (ঝুম্পা লাহিড়ী; born on July 11, 1967) is an Indian Bengali American author.
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Joanna Caroline Newsom (born January 18, 1982) is an American harpist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter and actress.
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William John Banville (born 8 December 1945), who writes as John Banville and sometimes as Benjamin Black, is an Irish novelist, adapter of dramas, and screenwriter.
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John Moulder-Brown (born 3 June 1953) is a British actor, is perhaps best remembered for his roles in the films Deep End and La residencia.
John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language.
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Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
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The Julian calendar, introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC (708 AUC), was a reform of the Roman calendar.
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The Karner blue (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) is an endangered subspecies of small blue butterfly which was once found in significant numbers in the Miller Beach community of the Indiana Dunes National Park.
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Ki Longfellow (born 'Baby Kelly', later named Pamela, December 9, 1944) is an American novelist, playwright, theatrical producer, theater director and entrepreneur with dual citizenship in Britain.
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King, Queen, Knave is a novel written by Vladimir Nabokov (under his pen name V. Sirin), while living in Berlin and sojourning at resorts in the Baltic in 1928.
King, Queen, Knave is a 1972 West German comedy film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, based on the novel of the same name by Vladimir Nabokov.
Kitsch is a magazine jointly produced by students of Cornell University and Ithaca College.
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й,; –), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist regarded as one of the greatest of all time.
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A lepidopterist or aurelian is a person who specialises in the study of Lepidoptera, members of an order encompassing moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies.
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Lepidopterology (from Ancient Greek λεπίδος (scale) and πτερόν (wing); and -λογία -logia.), is a branch of entomology concerning the scientific study of moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies.
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Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin (born August 18, 1978 in Moscow, Russia) is a composer, violist, and arranger.
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Lidia Alekseyevna Charskaya (Ли́дия Алексе́евна Чар́ская), January 31, 1875 – March 18, 1938, was a Russian writer and actress.
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A literary executor is a person granted (by a will) decision-making power in respect of a literary estate.
Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America.
Livadiya (Лівадія, Ливадия, Livadiia) is an urban-type settlement in Yalta Municipality of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea; a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine but incorporated by Russia as the Republic of Crimea.
Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, written in English and published in 1955 in Paris, in 1958 in New York, and in 1959 in London.
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Lycaenidae is the second-largest family of butterflies (behind Nymphalidae, brush-footed butterflies), with over 5,000 species worldwide, whose members are also called gossamer-winged butterflies.
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Madeleinea is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae.
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The Mail Tribune is a seven-day daily newspaper based in Medford, Oregon, United States that serves Jackson County, Oregon, and adjacent areas of northern California.
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Mansfield Park is the third novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between February 1811 and 1813.
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Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.
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Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 164713 January 1717) was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, a descendant of the Frankfurt branch of the Swiss Merian family, founders of one of Europe's largest publishing houses in the 17th century.
Marisha Pessl (born October 26, 1977) is an American writer best known for her debut novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics.
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Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is an English novelist.
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Mary (Машенька, Mashen'ka), is the debut novel by Vladimir Nabokov, first published under pen name V. Sirin in 1926 by the Russian language publisher "Slovo".
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Mary Therese McCarthy (June 21, 1912 – October 25, 1989) was an American author, critic and political activist.
Shrayer, Maxim D. (Шраер, Максим Давидович; born June 5, 1967, Moscow, USSR) is a bilingual Russian-American author, translator, and literary scholar, and a professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College.
Menton (written Menton in classical norm or Mentan in Mistralian norm; Mentone) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.
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Michael Chabon (born May 24, 1963) is an American author.
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Michael Schelle (pronounced Shelley), born January 22, 1950 in Philadelphia, is a composer of contemporary concert music.
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Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (p; –), a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837 and the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism.
Mnemosyne (or; Μνημοσύνη), source of the word mnemonic, was the personification of memory in Greek mythology.
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The Modern Library is an American publishing company.
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Modern Library's 100 Best Novels is a list of the best English-language novels of the 20th century as selected by the Modern Library, an American publishing company owned by Random House.
Montreux is a municipality in the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.
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The Montreux Palace (Fairmont Le Montreux Palace) is a luxury hotel in Montreux, Switzerland.
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Morris Gilbert Bishop (April 15, 1893 – November 20, 1973) was an American scholar, historian, biographer, author, and humorist.
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The Museum of Comparative Zoology, full name "The Louis Agassiz Museum of Comparative Zoology", often abbreviated simply to "MCZ", is the zoology museum located on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Nabokovia is a Neotropical genus of butterflies, named by Arthur Francis Hemming in honour of Vladimir Nabokov, who extensively studied the Polyommatinae subfamily.
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The National Book Award for Fiction is one of four annual National Book Awards, which recognize outstanding literary work by United States citizens.
Naturalization (or naturalisation) is the legal act or process by which a non-citizen in a country may acquire citizenship or nationality of that country.
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The Neuengamme concentration camp, was a German concentration camp, established in 1938 by the SS near the village of Neuengamme in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.
The New Left was a political movement in the 1960s and 1970s consisting of educators, agitators and others who sought to implement a broad range of reforms on issues such as gay rights, abortion, gender roles, and drugs,Carmines, Edward G., and Geoffrey C. Layman.
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The New World is one of the names used for the Western Hemisphere, specifically the Americas (including nearby islands such as those of the Caribbean and Bermuda).
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The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City.
Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor.
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Nicolas Nabokov (Николай Дмитриевич Набоков; – 6 April 1978) was a Russian-born composer, writer, and cultural figure.
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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (p; Мико́ла Васи́льович Го́голь, Mykola Vasyliovych Hohol; –) was a Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer of Ukrainian ethnicity.
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The book Notes on Prosody by polyglot author Vladimir Nabokov compares differences in iambic verse in the English and Russian languages, and highlights the effect of relative word length in the two languages on rhythm.
Oğuz Atay (1934–1977) was a pioneer of the modern novel in Turkey.
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The October Revolution (p), officially known as the Great October Socialist Revolution (r), and commonly referred to as Red October, the October Uprising or the Bolshevik Revolution, was a seizure of state power instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917.
Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are sometimes used with dates to indicate whether the Julian year has been adjusted to start on 1 January (N.S.), even though documents written at the time use a different start of year (O.S.), or whether a date conforms to the Julian calendar (O.S.), formerly in use in many countries, rather than the Gregorian (N.S.). web page of the.
Pale Fire (1962) is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov.
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Pavel Nikolayevich Milyukov (Па́вел Никола́евич Милюко́в; 31 March 1943) was a Russian historian and liberal politician.
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Penguin Books is a British publishing house.
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Peter Medak (born Medák Péter, 23 December 1937) is a Hungarian-born film director and television director of British and American productions.
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Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
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Pnin /pnjin/ is Vladimir Nabokov's 13th novel and his fourth written in English; it was published in 1957.
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Poems and Problems (ISBN 0-07-045724-7) is a book by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1969.
Polyommatini is a tribe of lycaenid butterflies in the subfamily Polyommatinae.
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Polyommatus is a diverse genus of butterflies.The members (species) are found in the Palearctic ecozone.
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Poshlost or Poshlost' (p) is a Russian word for a particular negative human character trait or man-made thing or idea.
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Post hoc ergo propter hoc (Latin: "after this, therefore because of this") is a logical fallacy (of the questionable cause variety) that states "Since event Y followed event X, event Y must have been caused by event X." It is often shortened to simply post hoc fallacy.
Postmodern literature is literature characterized by reliance on narrative techniques such as fragmentation, paradox, and the unreliable narrator; and often is (though not exclusively) defined as a style or a trend which emerged in the post–World War II era.
Prague (Praha) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic.
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Pseudolucia is a genus of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.
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Psychoanalysis is a set of psychological and psychotherapeutic theories and associated techniques, created by Austrian physician Sigmund Freud and stemming partly from the clinical work of Josef Breuer and others.
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The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
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Pyotr Nikolayevich Shabelsky-Bork (Пётр Николаевич Шабельский-Борк, 1893–1952) was a Russian officer active in anti-Semitic politics, who became a member of a Russian Nazi movement.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (31 May 1945 – 10 June 1982) was a German film director, screenwriter, and actor.
Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary is a large American dictionary, first published in 1966 as The Random House Dictionary of the English Language: The Unabridged Edition.
Reggio Emilia (Rèz, Regium Lepidi) is a city in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region.
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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S. president to resign the office.
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Richard McKay Rorty (October 4, 1931 – June 8, 2007) was an American philosopher.
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Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer.
The Romance languages— sometimes called the Latin languages, and occasionally the Romanic or Neo-Latin languages—are the modern languages that evolved from spoken Latin between the sixth and ninth centuries A.D. and that thus form a branch of the Italic languages within the Indo-European language family.
Russia Beyond The Headlines (RBTH) is a multilingual news and information resource that offers news, comment, opinion and analysis on culture, politics, business, science, and public life in Russia.
The Russian Empire (Pre-reform Russian orthography: Россійская Имперія, Modern Russian: Российская империя, translit: Rossiyskaya Imperiya) was a state that existed from 1721 until overthrown by the short-lived liberal February Revolution in 1917.
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Russian literature refers to the literature of Russia and its émigrés and to the Russian-language literature of several independent nations once a part of what was historically Rus', Russia or the Soviet Union.
The Russian Provisional Government (Временное правительство России, translit.) was a provisional government of the Russian Republic established immediately following the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II (March 15, 1917).
Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (born March 15, 1933) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Saint Petersburg (p) is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city).
Sir Salman Rushdie, FRSL (अहमद सलमान रुशदी (Devanagari), (Nastaʿlīq); born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist.
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A sex organ or primary sexual characteristic, as narrowly defined, is any anatomical part of the body involved in sexual reproduction and constituting the reproductive system in a complex organism, especially the external sex organs; the external sex organs are also commonly referred to as the genitalia or genitals.
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Shirley Temple Black (née Temple; April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, and public servant, most famous as Hollywood's number-one box-office star from 1935 through 1938.
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Sigmund Freud (born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis.
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Sirin is a mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird (usually an owl).
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Siversky (Си́верский) is an urban locality (an urban-type settlement) in Gatchinsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located on the bank of the Oredezh River.
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The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages, have speakers in most of Eastern Europe, much of the Balkans, parts of Central Europe, and the northern part of Asia.
Speak, Memory is an autobiographical memoir by writer Vladimir Nabokov.
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The SS Champlain was a cabin class ocean liner built in 1932 for the French Line by Chantiers et Ateliers de Saint-Nazaire, Penhoët.
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Stacy Madeleine Schiff (born October 26, 1961) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American nonfiction author and guest columnist for The New York Times.
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Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and photographer.
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Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science.
Student activism is work by students to cause political, environmental, economic, or social change.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia; from the Ancient Greek σύν syn, "together", and αἴσθησις aisthēsis, "sensation") is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
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Tom Coraghessan Boyle (born Thomas John Boyle; also known as T.C. Boyle; born December 2, 1948) is an American novelist and short story writer.
Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American psychonaut, ethnobotanist, lecturer, and author.
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The Crying of Lot 49 is a novella by Thomas Pynchon, first published in 1966.
The Defense is the third novel written by Vladimir Nabokov during his emigration to Berlin, published in 1930.
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The Emigrants (Die Ausgewanderten) is a 1992 collection of narratives by the German writer W. G. Sebald.
The Gift (Дар, Dar; ISBN 0-679-72725-6) is Vladimir Nabokov's final Russian novel, and is considered to be his farewell to the world he was leaving behind.
The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.
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The Luzhin Defence is a 2000 film directed by Marleen Gorris, starring John Turturro and Emily Watson.
The Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella, by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915.
The Original of Laura is the incomplete novel by Vladimir Nabokov, which he was writing at the time of his death in 1977.
The Paris Review is a quarterly English language literary magazine established in Paris in 1953 by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton.
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is the first English novel by Vladimir Nabokov, written from late 1938 to early 1939, and published in 1941 by New Directions Publishers.
"The Vane Sisters" is a short story by Vladimir Nabokov, written in March 1951.
Thomas Mayne Reid (April 4, 1818 – October 22, 1883), was a Scots-Irish American novelist.
Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. (commonly; born May 8, 1937) is an American novelist.
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Sir Tom Stoppard (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a British playwright, knighted in 1997.
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Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state holds total control over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible.
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Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text.
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Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England.
At the University of Cambridge, the term Tripos (plural 'Triposes') refers to undergraduate examinations which qualify an undergraduate for a bachelor's degree.
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Troika: Russia’s westerly poetry in three orchestral song cycles is a 2011 album of contemporary classical songs performed by soprano Julia Kogan, who also conceived the project.
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The Ukrainian People's Republic or Ukrainian National Republic (Українська Народня Республіка, Ukrayins'ka Narodnia Respublika; abbreviated УНР, UNR), or simply Ukraine is the predecessor of modern Ukraine that was declared (on 23 June 1917) at first as a part of the Russian Republic after the Russian Revolution but that proclaimed its independence on 25 January 1918.
Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce.
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Véra Nabokov (Ве́ра Евсе́евна Набо́кова; 5 January 1902 – 7 April 1991) was the wife, editor, and translator of Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov, and a source of inspiration for many of his works.
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Victor Olegovich Pelevin (p, born 22 November 1962) is a Russian fiction writer, the author of novels "Omon Ra", "Chapayev and Void" and "Generation P".
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The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
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Visiting Mrs Nabokov is a 1993 collection of non-fiction writing by the British author Martin Amis.
Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov (Russian: Владимир Дмитриевич Набоков; 21 July 1870 – 28 March 1922) was a Russian criminologist, journalist, and progressive statesman during the last years of the Russian Empire.
Winfried Georg Sebald (18 May 1944 – 14 December 2001) — known as W.G. Sebald or Max Sebald — was a German writer and academic.
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Watercolor (American English) or watercolour (Commonwealth and Ireland), also aquarelle from French, is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle.
Wellesley College is a private women's liberal-arts college in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States, west of Boston.
Wellesley is an affluent town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.
The White movement (p) and its military arm the White Army (Бѣлая Армiя/Белая Армия, Belaya Armiya), also known as the White Guard (Бѣлая Гвардiя/Белая Гвардия, Belaya Gvardiya) or the Whites (Белые and белогвардейцы, "White Guardsmen"), was a loose confederation of Anti-Communist forces that fought the Bolsheviks (большевики, "Majority") in the Russian Civil War (1917–1922/3) and, to a lesser extent, continued operating as militarized associations both outside and within Russian borders until roughly the Second World War.
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William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English:poet,:playwright, actor and an Italophile, who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
Woman's Hour is a radio magazine programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom.
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Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (born 18 July 1932) is a Soviet and Russian poet.
Yuly Isayevich Aykhenvald, Aikhenvald, or Eichenwald (Ю́лий Иса́евич Айхенва́льд; 24 January 1872 – 17 December 1928) was a Russian Jewish literary critic who developed a native brand of Aestheticism and went down in history as "a Russian version of Walter Pater" (Vladimir Nabokov's assessment).
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Zadie Smith FRSL (born on 25 October 1975) is an English novelist, essayist, and short story writer.
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Zoology (zoh-OL-luh-jee) or animal biology is the branch of biology that relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct, and how they interact with their ecosystems.
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See also: 20th century in poetry, 19th century in literature, 21st century in literature, list of years in literature.
Nabakov, Nabokov, Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, Nabokovian, Nabokovism, Nobakov, V. Sirin, Vadmir Nabokov, Vivian Darkbloom, Vladimir Nabakov, Vladimir Nobokov, Vladimir Sirin, Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Vladimir nabokov, Vladmir Nabokov, Vladmir Nobokov, Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков.