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Collected Poems

(2012)
A collection of poems by

 
 
This landmark new collection brings together the best of the poetry of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and author of Lolita and Pale Fire. It includes an extensive number of poems that have never appeared in English before, newly translated from the Russian by his son Dmitri Nabokov.

These masterly poems span the decades of Nabokov's career, from 'Music', written in 1914 and probably Nabokov's first recorded poem, to the short, playful 'To Vera', composed in 1974. 'The University Poem', one of Nabokov's major poetic works, is here in English for the first time: an extraordinary autobiographical poem looking back at his time at Cambridge, with its dinners, games, girls and memories, it is suffused with rich description, wit and verbal dexterity. Included too are the surreally comic 'A Literary Dinner', the enchanting, lyrical 'Eve', the wryly humorous 'An Evening of Russian Poetry' and a meditation on the act of creation, 'Tolstoy', as well as verse written on America, lepidoptery, sport, love and Nabokov's Russian homeland.


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September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Collected Poems (The Penguin Vladimir Nabokov Hardback Collection)
Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
ISBN: 0-14-119717-X / 978-0-14-119717-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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July 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Collected Poems (The Penguin Vladimir Nabokov Hardback Collection)
Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
ISBN: 0-14-119225-9 / 978-0-14-119225-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Collected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
ISBN: 0-14-119226-7 / 978-0-14-119226-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Collected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin
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