Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov): Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov

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c1999.
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"At once a love story, a portrait of a marriage, and an answer to a riddle, Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) explores a remarkable literary partnership - that of a woman who devoted her life to her husband's art and a man who dedicated his works to his wife. Open a volume of Nabokov's, and there is Vera on the dedication page, front and center. But search for her elsewhere, and the woman to whom the author of Lolita was married for fifty-two years, who carried on his correspondence in his name, fades from view." "Stacy Schiff has now restored her to life. Schiff follows Vera Nabokov from her affluent St. Petersburg childhood, through the dramatic escape from Bolshevik Russia, to the streets of Weimar Berlin, where Vera makes a spectacular entrance into the life of her future husband, then a gifted but struggling writer of Russian verse. In the three decades that pass before he metamorphoses into the celebrated author of Lolita, Vera proves to be nothing less than his full creative partner. She had a need to do something great with her life. And as he made clear from the start, her husband had a very great need of her. Publishers, relatives, colleagues, agreed: "He would have been nowhere without her."" "She transcribed her memories of their son's early days go that Nabokov could draw on them for Speak, Memory. She was at all times his first reader, his memory, his foil, his muse. She corrected his stories in German, his memoir in French, his poetry in Italian - and translated Pale Fire into Russian when in her eighties. Through it all, she proved a woman of uncanny wisdom, a conventional wife with a splendidly unconventional mind."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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display_description Hailed by critics as "monumental" (Boston Globe) and "utterly romantic" (New York magazine), Vřa, the story of Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov, brings to shimmering life one of the greatest literary love stories of our time. Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, Pale Fire, and Speak, Memory, wrote his books first for himself and secondly for his wife. Set in prewar Europe and postwar America and spanning much of the twentieth century, this telling of the Nabokov's fifty-two-year marriage reads as vividly as a novel. Vřa, 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 Vřa is a triumph of the biographical form.
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subject_facet Authors' spouses -- Russia -- Biography, Authors' spouses -- United States -- Biography, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Authors, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography, Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, -- 1899-1977 -- Relations with women, Nabokova, Vera
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title Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov
title_alt Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov
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title_full Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) / Stacy Schiff, Véra: Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov [electronic resource] / Stacy Schiff
title_short Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
title_sort véra mrs vladimir nabokov
title_sub Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov
topic Authors' spouses Russia Biography, Authors' spouses United States Biography, Authors, American 20th century Biography, Authors, Russian 20th century Biography, Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 Relations with women, Nabokova, Vera
topic_facet Authors' spouses, Authors, American, Authors, Russian, Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, Nabokova, Vera, Relations with women