Vladimir Nabokov

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Mary Gaitskill: ‘I have a nuanced mind, for better and worse’
The novelist and essayist on the disturbing power of Lolita, her regard for John Cheever, and her aversion to simplistic arguments

Anthony Cummins

06, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Skin by Sergio del Molino review – a meditation on psoriasis and the psyche
A sufferer writes about how the skin condition affected figures as diverse as Joseph Stalin, John Updike and Cyndi Lauper

Houman Barekat

29, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Top 10 novels about long-distance relationships | Amber Medland
The pleasures and perils of sustaining human connection while physically separated have inspired writers from Sally Rooney to Vladimir Nabokov

Amber Medland

08, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Poem of the week: To Vladimir Nabokov … by Anthony Burgess
Part showy display of literary style, part grumpy personal letter, this is a rich celebration of the power of writing

Carol Rumens

19, Apr, 2021 @10:50 AM

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Vladimir Nabokov's Superman poem published for the first time
In The Man of To-morrow’s Lament, rejected by the New Yorker in 1942, the Lolita author imagines the superhero mourning his inability to have children with Lois Lane

Alison Flood

04, Mar, 2021 @10:57 AM

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Being Lolita by Alisson Wood review – memoir of an illicit relationship
An account of a teenage affair with a teacher feels like therapy and lacks deep thinking

Rachel Cooke

16, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How I found solace in Nabokov’s Speak, Memory during the pandemic
Nabokov’s remembrances granted reprieve from the new abnormal and – crucially – guidance on how to navigate it

Ryan Chapman

13, Sep, 2020 @7:28 PM

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Vladimir Nabokov's Colour Plate 55: an evolving mimetic power
The famous writer and lepidopterist would spend up to 14 hours a day studying and drawing butterfly patterns in the 1940s

Skye Sherwin

17, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 books about imaginary friends | Camilla Bruce
From Lewis Carroll to Vladimir Nabokov and Shirley Jackson, the best of these stories combine fantasy with very real psychology

Camilla Bruce

26, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Top 10 books about toxic masculinity
The term may be new, but as stories from Homer to Henry James show, the behaviour is anything but

Ani Katz

08, Jan, 2020 @12:17 PM

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Sue Lyon obituary
Actor who played Lolita in the controversial film based on Vladimir Nabokov’s novel of the same name

Ronald Bergan

31, Dec, 2019 @1:16 PM

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Are millennials really driving ‘cancel culture’ - or is it their overcautious critics?
Older generations argue that young people’s insistence on equality in all things – including books – threatens to stifle free speech. But is that always true?

Sofka Zinovieff

10, Jul, 2019 @10:03 AM

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