Selected Poems

Selected Poems

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Compact Disc, Brilliance Corporation, 2013, ISBN13 9781480543171, ISBN10 1480543179
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Though we know Vladimir Nabokov as a brilliant novelist, his first love was poetry. This landmark collection brings together the best of his verse, including many pieces that have never before appeared in English. These poems span the whole of Nabokov's career, from the newly discovered ?Music, ? written in 1914, to the short, playful ?To V?ra, ? composed in 1974. Many are newly translated by Dmitri Nabokov, including The University Poem, a sparkling novella in verse (modeled on Pushkin's Eugene Onegin) that constitutes a significant new addition to Nabokov's oeuvre. Included too are such poems as ?Lilith, ? an early work which broaches the taboo theme revisited nearly forty years later in Lolita, and ?An Evening of Russian Poetry, ? a masterpiece in which Nabokov movingly mourns his lost language in the guise of a versified lecture on Russian delivered to college girls. The subjects range from the Russian Revolution to the American refrigerator, taking in on the way motel rooms, butterflies, ice-skating, love, desire, exile, loneliness, language, and poetry itself; and the poet whirls swiftly between the brilliantly painted facets of his genius, wearing masks that are by turns tender, demonic, sincere, self-parodying, shamanic, visionary, and ingeniously domest

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Number in Series: 4
Original Languages: English
Author: Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich ,  Lane, Christopher
Book Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN-13: 9781480543171
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 5.50 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1480543179
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