Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Jun 17, 2014 — Remember maps? A lot of these writers do. They use them to drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Tangier to Cape Town, and Xinjiang, China, to New Delhi, among other places.
Jan 15, 2013 — In fiction, Karen Thompson Walker's sci-fi debut and Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished final novel arrive in paperback. In softcover nonfiction, Toby Wilkinson reviews Egypt's political past; Alec Wilkinson surveys 19th-century polar exploration; and William Broad probes the science of yoga.
Oct 29, 2012 — Liars are sometimes the best storytellers. Author Amy Wilson shares three books with less-than-trustworthy narrators.Who is your favorite unreliable narrator? Tell us in the comments.
May 29, 2012 — We think of the Russian master as a novelist and short-story writer. But the subversive genius who penned Lolita was a deft and powerful poet, too — as the first new collection of his verse in more than 30 years proves.
Mar 12, 2012 — The Ides of March — that infamous day that saw the death of Julius Caesar — are nearly upon us. And to commemorate it, author Myla Goldberg recommends three tales of back-stabbing. Have a favorite story of disloyalty? Tell us in the comments.
Aug 5, 2009 — 1969 was a big year in America: Woodstock, the Manson Family, The Brady Bunch premiere on TV. But Ben Greenman says literature was energized as well.
Sep 15, 2005 — When Lolita was first published 50 years ago, it was considered by some to be obscene, to others a masterpiece of ficition. But more than 50 million copies later, the book and its beautiful, tragic prose continues to lure new generations of readers.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Ada or Ardor a Family Chronicle by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.