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Vladimir Nabokov:
The American Years
Brian Boyd

One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1992

Paperback | 1993 | $55.00 / £37.95 | ISBN: 9780691024714
800 pp. | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 59 halftones


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The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of Lolita catapulted him to world fame and financial security.


"Nabokov has found at last a biographer worthy of him."--Walter Kendrick, The New York Times Book Review

"[Boyd is] an inspired explicator. . . . In Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years [Nabokov's] life and his art intertwine. They work against each other almost as often as they work with each other, and it takes a biographer as skilled as Brian Boyd to keep track of every fascinating twist and turn."--Anne Tyler, The Atlantic

"A munificently detailed biography. . . . [Boyd has] put all readers of Nabokov in his debt."--David Lodge, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

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