Vladimir Nabokov et sa femme Véra se sont rencontrés en 1923, à Berlin, où leurs familles respectives avaient fui le pouvoir bolchevique. Tout au long du demi-siècle que dure leur mariage, ils ne sont séparés que rarement, mais alors il lui écrit chaque jour  : ainsi...
Editeur : Fayard
Parution : 2017-09-20
Collection : Littérature étrangère
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Télécharger le livre :  BILINGUISME D'ÉCRITURE ET AUTO-TRADUCTION

Reste-on soi même en changeant de langue ? Question souvent posée, que l'on doit, dans le cas des écrivains, étendre non seulement au style, mais également à la problématique du bilinguisme d'écriture, qui prend parfois une ampleur prépondérante dans l'œuvre d'un...
Editeur : Editions L'Harmattan
Parution : 2001
Collection : Critiques Littéraires
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Télécharger le livre :  Think, Write, Speak

The last major collection of Nabokov's published material, Think, Write, Speak brings together a treasure trove of previously uncollected texts from across the author's extraordinary career.Each phase of his wandering life is included, from a precocious essay written...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2019-11-07

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Télécharger le livre :  Nabokov's Dozen

In some of these stories shadowy people pass through, cooped up by life, mangled by it, with nowhere to escape to. Their dreams lie stifled, smothered by routine and repetition, and frustrations lurk in all the corners.In others, elusive glimpses of fleeting happiness,...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2017-09-07

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Télécharger le livre :  Letters to Véra

No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer lasted longer than Vladimir Nabokov's. Véra Slonim shared his delight at the enchantment of life's trifles and literature's treasures, and he rated her as having the best and quickest sense of humour of any woman he had...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2014-09-25

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Télécharger le livre :  Spring in Fialta

'Spring in Fialta is cloudy and dull'. With his senses wide open, Victor wanders the streets. He meets Nina. Again. For fifteen years, their fleeting, chance encounters have made Nina a faint but constant presence in the margins of his life. As they happen upon one...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2014-03-06

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Télécharger le livre :  The Doorbell

After multiple postings in various armies, Nikolay Galatov, an itinerant soldier, is living in Berlin. Every now and then he remembers Olga Kind, a woman he left behind in St. Petersburg seven years ago. He decides to go and find her.Filled with teasing plot lines,...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2014-03-06

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Télécharger le livre :  The Annotated Lolita

When Lolita was first published in 1955 it created a sensation and established Nabokov as one of the most original prose writers of the twentieth century. This annotated edition, a revised and considerably expanded version of the 1970 edition, does full justice to the...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2013-11-28

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Télécharger le livre :  The Enchanter

Nabokov described this novella, written in Paris in 1939 but only published twenty years later, as 'the first little throb of Lolita'. The plot is similar: a middle-aged man wedding an unattractive widow in order to indulge his paedophilic obsession with her daughter....
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2013-10-03

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Télécharger le livre :  Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol was one of the great geniuses of nineteenth century Russian literature, with a command of the irrational unmatched by any writer before or since. His strange tales, though often read as forceful demands for social change, were displays of the fantasies of...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2013-05-02

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Télécharger le livre :  The Eye

Smurov, a fussily self-conscious Russian tutor, shoots himself after a humiliating beating by his mistress' husband. Unsure whether his suicide has been successful or not, Smurov drifts around Berlin, observing his acquaintances, but finds he can discover very little...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2013-05-02

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Télécharger le livre :  The Original of Laura

The Original of Laura is Vladimir Nabokov's final, incredible unfinished novel in fragments. Dr Philip Wild, a man of brilliance, wit, fortune and tremendous bulk, is used to suffering humiliations at the hands of his wife, the younger, slender, and rudely promiscuous...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2012-12-06

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Télécharger le livre :  Pnin

Professor Timofey Pnin, late of Tsarist Russia, is now precariously perched at the heart of an American campus. Battling with American life and language, Pnin must face great hazards in this new world: the ruination of his beautiful lumber-room-as-office; the removal of...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2012-09-06

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Télécharger le livre :  Pale Fire

A novel constructed around the last great poem of a fictional American poet, John Shade, and an account of his death. The poem appears in full and the narrative develops through the lengthy, and increasingly eccentric, notes by his posthumous editor.
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2012-09-06

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Télécharger le livre :  Collected Stories

A man at his desk is interrupted by the appearance of a woodland elf in his room; the piano maestro Bachmann ends his career; a barber shaves the face of a man who once tortured him; a shy dreamer makes a deal with the Devil. In these sixty-five stories of magic and...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2012-09-06

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Télécharger le livre :  Strong Opinions

Nabokov begins his Strong Opinions: 'I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.' In the interviews collected here - covering everything from his own burgeoning literary celebrity to Kubrick's Lolita to lepidoptery - he is never...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2012-09-06

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Télécharger le livre :  Speak, Memory

'Speak, memory', said Vladimir Nabokov. And immediately there came flooding back to him a host of enchanting recollections - of his comfortable childhood and adolescence, of his rich, liberal-minded father, his beautiful mother, an army of relations and family...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2012-09-06

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Télécharger le livre :  Transparent Things

The darkly comic Transparent Things, one of Nabokov's final books, traces the bleak life of Hugh Person through murder, madness, prison and trips to Switzerland. One of these was the last journey his father ever took; on another, having been sent to ingratiate himself...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2012-09-06

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Télécharger le livre :  Look at the Harlequins!

'He did us all an honour by electing to use, and transform, our language' Anthony Burgess'Look at the harlequins ... Play! Invent the world! Invent reality'. This is the childhood advice given by an aunt to Russian born writer Vadim Vadimovich, who emigrates to...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2012-09-06

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Télécharger le livre :  Ada or Ardor

Written in mischievous and magically flowing prose, this is Nabokov's 'other' great love story; with some of Lolita's perversity and much more playfulness. Romance follows Ada and Van from their first childhood meeting through eight years of rapture, in a book which is...
Editeur : Penguin
Parution : 2012-09-06

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