By Vladimir Nabokov
The letters of the good author to his wife--gathered right here for the 1st time--chronicle a decades-long love tale and rfile anew the artistic energies of an artist who was once constantly at work.
No marriage of a tremendous twentieth-century author is sort of as beguiling as that of Vladimir Nabokov's to Véra Slonim. She shared his enjoy life's trifles and literature's treasures, and he rated her as having the easiest and fastest humorousness of any lady he had met. From their first come across in 1923, Vladimir's letters to Véra shape a story arc that tells a half-century-long love tale, person who is playful, romantic, pithy and noteworthy. while, the letters let us know a lot concerning the guy and the author. We see the infectious fascination with which Vladimir saw everything--animals, humans, speech, the landscapes and cityscapes he encountered--and examine of the poems, performs, tales, novels, memoirs, screenplays and translations on which he labored perpetually. This scrumptious quantity includes twenty-one pictures, in addition to facsimiles of the letters themselves and the puzzles and doo
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Letters to Véra by Vladimir Nabokov