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Vladimir Nabokov
VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH NABOKOV (/nəˈbɔːkəf, ˈnæbəˌkɔːf, -ˌkɒf/ ; Russian : Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, pronounced ( listen ), also known by the pen name VLADIMIR SIRIN; 22 April 1899c – 2 July 1977) was a Russian-American novelist and entomologist. His first nine novels were in Russian, but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose. Nabokov's _ Lolita _ (1955), his most noted novel in English, was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels ; _ Pale Fire _ (1962) was ranked 53rd on the same list, and his memoir, _ Speak, Memory _ (1951), was listed eighth on the publisher's list of the 20th century's greatest nonfiction. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times. Nabokov was an expert lepidopterist and composer of chess problems
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Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov
VLADIMIR DMITRIEVICH NABOKOV (Russian : Влади́мир Дми́триевич Набо́ков; 21 July 1870 – 28 March 1922) was a Russian criminologist , journalist, and progressive statesman during the last years of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
. He was the father of Russian-American author Vladimir Nabokov . He was murdered in Berlin
Berlin
on 28 March 1922 by far-right Russian monarchists. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Death * 4 Sources * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFENabokov was born in Tsarskoe Selo
Tsarskoe Selo
, into a wealthy and aristocratic family. His father Dmitry Nabokov (1827–1904) was a Justice Minister in the reign of Alexander II from 1878 to 1885, and his mother Maria von Korff (1842–1926) was a Baroness from a prominent Baltic German family in Courland . He studied criminal law at the University of St
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7232 Nabokov
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Nabokov (surname)
NABOKOV is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: * Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-American author, entomologist, and chess problem composer * Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov
Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov
(1870–1922), Russian criminologist, journalist, and liberal politician, and father of Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov * Nicolas Nabokov
Nicolas Nabokov
(1903–1978), Russian-American composer, cousin of Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov * Dmitri Nabokov (1934–2012), singer and author, son of Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov * Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
, a retired professional ice hockey goaltender This page lists people with the surname NABOKOV
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Eastern Slavic Naming Customs
EASTERN SLAVIC NAMING CUSTOMS are the traditional ways of determining a person's name in countries influenced by East Slavic languages
East Slavic languages
, mainly Russia
Russia
, Belarus
Belarus
, Ukraine
Ukraine
, and some South Slavic nations, including Bulgaria
Bulgaria
, Serbia
Serbia
, and Macedonia . They are also featured in the non-Slavic Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
, Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
, and Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
as a result of the expansion of Russia
Russia
and Russification
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Patronymic
A PATRONYM, or PATRONYMIC, is a component of a personal name based on the given name of one's father, grandfather (i.e., an AVONYMIC), or an even earlier male ancestor. A component of a name based on the name of one's mother or a female ancestor is a matronymic . Each is a means of conveying lineage . In such instances, a person is usually referred to by their given name , rather than their patronymic. Patronymics are still in use, including mandatory use, in many countries worldwide, although their use has largely been replaced by or transformed into patronymic surnames . Examples of such transformations include common English surnames such as Johnson
Johnson
(son of John)
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Surname
A SURNAME or FAMILY NAME is a name added to a given name . In many cases, a surname is a family name and many dictionaries define "surname" as a synonym of "family name". In the English-speaking world , it is commonly synonymous with LAST NAME because it is usually placed at the end of a person's full name, after any given names. In most Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries, two or more surnames may be used. In Hungary , Hong Kong , Cambodia , China , Japan , Korea , Madagascar , Taiwan , Vietnam , and parts of India , the family name is placed _before_ a person's given name. The concept of a "surname" is a relatively recent historical development, evolving from a medieval naming practice called a "byname ". Based on an individual's occupation or area of residence, a byname would be used in situations where more than one person had the same name
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Montreux
MONTREUX (French pronunciation: ​ ) is a municipality in the district of Riviera-Pays-d\'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland
Switzerland
. It is located on Lake Geneva shoreline at the foot of the Alps and has a population, as of December 2015 , of 26,433 and nearly 90,000 in the agglomeration
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Old Style And New Style Dates
OLD STYLE (O.S.) and NEW STYLE (N.S.) are terms sometimes used with dates to indicate that the calendar convention used at the time described is different from that in use at the time the document was being written. There were two calendar changes in Great Britain and its colonies, which may sometimes complicate matters: the first change was to change the start of the year from Lady Day (25 March) to 1 January; the second was to discard the Julian Calendar in favour of the Gregorian Calendar . Closely related is the custom of dual dating , where writers gave two consecutive years to reflect differences in the starting date of the year, or to include both the Julian and Gregorian dates. Beginning in 1582, the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian in Roman Catholic countries. This change was implemented subsequently in Protestant and Orthodox countries, usually at much later dates
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Saint Petersburg
SAINT PETERSBURG (Russian : Санкт-Петербу́рг, tr. _Sankt-Peterburg_; IPA: ( listen )) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow
Moscow
, with five million inhabitants in 2012, and an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
. It is politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city ). Situated on the Neva River , at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
, it was founded by Tsar
Tsar
Peter the Great on May 27 1703. In 1914, the name was changed from Saint
Saint
Petersburg to PETROGRAD (Russian : Петрогра́д; IPA: ), in 1924 to LENINGRAD (Russian : Ленингра́д; IPA: ), and in 1991 back to Saint
Saint
Petersburg. Between 1713 and 1728 and in 1732–1918, Saint
Saint
Petersburg was the capital of imperial Russia
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Russian Empire
The RUSSIAN EMPIRE (also known as RUSSIA) was an empire that existed from 1721 until it was overthrown by the short-lived February Revolution in 1917 . One of the largest empires in world history, stretching over three continents, the Russian Empire
Empire
was surpassed in landmass only by the British and Mongol empires. The rise of the Russian Empire
Empire
happened in association with the decline of neighboring rival powers: the Swedish Empire
Empire
, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth , Persia and the Ottoman Empire
Empire
. It played a major role in 1812–1814 in defeating Napoleon 's ambitions to control Europe and expanded to the west and south. The House of Romanov ruled the Russian Empire
Empire
from 1721 until 1762, and its German-descended cadet branch, the House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov , ruled from 1762
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Modernist Literature
LITERARY MODERNISM, or MODERNIST LITERATURE, has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe
Europe
and North America, and is characterized by a self-conscious break with traditional ways of writing, in both poetry and prose fiction. Modernists experimented with literary form and expression, adhering to Ezra Pound 's maxim to "Make it new". This literary movement was driven by a conscious desire to overturn traditional modes of representation and express the new sensibilities of their time. The horrors of the First World War
First World War
saw the prevailing assumptions about society reassessed, and modernist writers were influenced by such thinkers as Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
and Karl Marx
Karl Marx
, amongst others, who raised questions about the rationality of the human mind
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Postmodern Literature
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
World War II
era. Postmodern works are seen as a response against dogmatic following of Enlightenment thinking and Modernist approaches to literature . Postmodern literature, like postmodernism as a whole, tends to resist definition or classification as a "movement "
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The Defense
THE DEFENSE is the third novel written by Vladimir Nabokov during his emigration to Berlin, published in 1930. CONTENTS * 1 Publication * 2 Plot summary * 3 Major characters * 4 Comments * 5 Movie adaptation * 6 References * 7 External links PUBLICATIONThe novel appeared first under Nabokov's pen name V. Sirin in the Russian emigre quarterly "Sovremennye Zapiski" and was thereafter published by the emigre publishing house Slovo as "Защита Лужина" (The Luzhin Defense) in Berlin. More than three decades later the novel was translated into English by Michael Scammell
Michael Scammell
in collaboration with Nabokov and appeared in 1964. In the foreword to the English edition Nabokov states that he wrote The Defense
The Defense
in 1929 while he vacationed in Le Boulou ("hunting butterflies") and then finished it in Berlin
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The Gift (Nabokov Novel)
THE GIFT (Russian : 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. Nabokov wrote it between 1935 and 1937 while living in Berlin
Berlin
, and it was published in serial form under his nom de plume , Vladimir Sirin. The Gift's fourth chapter, a pseudo-biography of the Russian writer Nikolay Chernyshevsky , was censored from publication in the Russian émigré journal that published the book's four other chapters. The story's apparent protagonist is Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, a Russian writer living in Berlin
Berlin
after his family fled the Bolshevik Revolution . Fyodor's literary ambitions and his development as a writer shape the book. In the fifth and final chapter, Fyodor states his ambition to write a book that in description is very similar to The Gift
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