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Speak Memory: An Autobiography Revisited - Vladimir Nabokov, Stefan Rudnicki
Speak Memory: An Autobiography Revisited
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From one of the 20th century's great writers comes one of the finest autobiographies of our time. Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov’s life and times, even as it offers incisive insights... show more
From one of the 20th century's great writers comes one of the finest autobiographies of our time. Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov’s life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, and The Luhzin Defense.One of the 20th century’s master prose stylists, Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, where he launched a brilliant literary career. In 1940 he moved to the United States, and achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. In 1961 he moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he died in 1977.
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Format: audiobook
ASIN: B004DI7W9M
Publisher: Audible Studios
Minutes: 344
Edition language: English
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Flicker Reads
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4.0 Speak Memory: An Autobiography Revisited
The thing that makes a good story are characters we care about placed in incredible moments. The problem with so many biographies and autobiographies is that, in order to dutifully encompass a lifetime of experiences, the writer takes a wide-angle lens of events without ever allowing the reader an o...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
5.0 Speak Memory
This book is amazing, not for the story it tells but for how that story is written. It consists of essays written and published at different times and places, but it all holds together. Each chapter follows the other in basically chronological order. Let the author speak for himself:For the present ...
Bloody Shambles
Bloody Shambles rated it
Listened to "My Russian Education" on The New Yorker podcast, read by Orhan Pamuk. I'm not sure Pamuk was the ideal choice of reader, given his tendency to place emphasis on the wrong syllable in almost every single word - but it was entertaining! I have very little idea what the story was about tho...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
I did not like the autobiography so it gets one star, but because it was exquisitely written it gets another star to boot. But that doesn't make the book good or very much fun to read. It was similar to orally having to swallow some very disgusting-tasting medicine. And I am really not sure why I ha...
jennifer mills
jennifer mills rated it
4.0 Speak Memory An Autobiography (Penguin Modern Classics)
Irresistable.
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