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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}};<ref>"Nabokov". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.</ref> Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, pronounced [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr nɐˈbokəf], also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin; 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1899c

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{{#invoke:Redirect template|main}}2 July 1977) was a Russian-American novelist. His first nine novels were in Russian, and he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose. He was also a capable lepidopterist and chess composer.

Nabokov's Lolita (1955) is his most famous novel, and often considered his finest work in English. It exhibits the love of intricate word play and synesthetic detail that characterised all his works. The novel was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels;<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Pale Fire (1962) was ranked at 53rd on the same list, and his memoir, Speak, Memory, was listed eighth on the Modern Library nonfiction list.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but he never won it.


Vladimir Nabokov sections
Intro  Life and career  Work  Nabokov's synesthesia  Entomology  Chess problems  Politics and views  Influence  List of works  Works about Nabokov  Notes  Citations  References   Further reading   External links  

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