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Russian-born author whose famous works, Lolita (1955) and Pale Fire (1962), exemplify his skill in wordplay and literary detail. He was a seven-time finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.
He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and grew up speaking French and English, as well as Russian. He later studied zoology, Slavic languages, and Romance languages at Trinity College, Cambridge.
He wrote an acclaimed memoir entitled Speak, Memory.
How did Vladimir Nabokov die?
|Cause of death||bronchitis|
|Age of death||78 years|
|Birthday||April 23, 1899|
|Death date||July 2, 1977|
|Place of death||Montreux, Switzerland|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Genius is an African who dreams up snow."Vladimir Nabokov
"Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained."Vladimir Nabokov
"Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it."Vladimir Nabokov
"No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has."Vladimir Nabokov
"Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one."Vladimir Nabokov