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Dear Bunny, Dear Volodya : the Nabokov-Wilson letters, 1940-1971
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Revised and expanded edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
x, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Original ed. published in 1979 under title: Nabokov-Wilson letters.
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PG3476.N3 Z548 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Simon Karlinsky has substantially expanded and revised the first edition of Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson's correspondence to include fifty-nine letters discovered subsequent to the book's original publication in 1979. Since then, five volumes of Edmund Wilson's diaries have been published, as well as a volume of Nabokov's correspondence with other people and Brian Boyd's definitive two-volume biography of Nabokov. The additional letters and a considerable body of new annotations clarify the correspondence, tracing in greater detail the two decades of close friendship between the writers.

Author Notes

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nobokov was born April 22, 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russia to a wealthy family. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. When he left Russia, he moved to Paris and eventually to the United States in 1940. He taught at Wellesley College and Cornell University.

Nobokov is revered as one of the great American novelists of the 20th Century. Before he moved to the United States, he wrote under the pseudonym Vladimir Serin. Among those titles, were Mashenka, his first novel and Invitation to a Beheading. The first book he wrote in English was The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. He is best know for his work Lolita which was made into a movie in 1962. In addition to novels, he also wrote poetry and short stories. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but never won it.

Nabokov died July 2, 1977.