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Author Roper, Robert, 1946-

Title Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita / Robert Roper.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B NABOKOV    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Biographies  B NABOKOV    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-NABOKOV, V.    Check Shelf
Description 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index.
Summary Writing about the author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, Robert Roper fills out Vladimir Nabokov's American period, covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, and his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Homes and haunts -- United States.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Travel -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
Authors, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title On the road to Lolita
ISBN 9780802743633 (hardback)
0802743633 (hardback)
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