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Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews, Interviews and Letters to the Editor

Vladimir Nabokov Brian Boyd Anastasia Tolstoy

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Penguin
04 December 2019
Literary essays; Reportage & collected journalism
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 while still at Cambridge in 1921, through his fame in the aftermath of the publication of Lolita to the final, fascinating interviews given shortly before his death in 1977.

Introduced and edited by his biographer Brian Boyd, this is an essential work for anyone who has been drawn into Nabokov's literary orbit. Here he is at his most inspirational, curious, misleading and caustic. The seriousness of his aesthetic credo, his passion for great writing and his mix of delight and dismay at his own, sudden global fame in the 1950s are all brilliantly delineated here.
By:   Vladimir Nabokov
Edited by:   Brian Boyd, Anastasia Tolstoy
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   976g
ISBN:   9780141397207
ISBN 10:   0141397209
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   04 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Vladimir Nabokov was born in 1899 in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian emigre writers. He died in 1977.

Reviews for Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews, Interviews and Letters to the Editor

Nabokov can move you to laughter in the way that masters can - to laughter that is near to tears. * The Guardian * He did us all an honour by electing to use, and transform, our language. -- Anthony Burgess


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