The novelist Vladimir Nabokov died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Russian-born author whose famous works, Lolita (1955) and Pale Fire (1962), exemplify his skill in wordplay and literary detail. He was a seven-time finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.
He married Vera Slonim in 1925. The couple’s son, Dmitri, was born in 1934.
“Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.” (Vladimir Nabokov)
“I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.” (Vladimir Nabokov)
“Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.” (Vladimir Nabokov)
“Caress the detail, the divine detail.” (Vladimir Nabokov)
“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” (Vladimir Nabokov)