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Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) Paperback – Apr 4 2000

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Modern Library; Modern Library Pbk. Ed edition (April 4 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375755349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375755347
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #161,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Of all the symbiotic relationships writers have had with their spouses, none surpasses that of Nabokov and his remarkable wife, Vera. So says another woman of substance, biographer Schiff, whose impressive research is on par with the exquisite writing style with which she relates the details of the Nabokovs' lives. Her task was no doubt made harder by the Nabokovs' devotion to each other, where veracity often took a back seat to defending their loved one. Insights into the character of "V.N.," as Vera lovingly called her husband, are included, but center stage in this riveting portrait belongs to Vera, whose genius equaled her husband's but who tenaciously embraced what she saw as her role in life, to "help him." Beautiful, vibrant, and passionate, she disputed every attempt by others to elevate her station in the relationship or her importance to the work her husband produced. Anna Field's intelligent narration is necessary to convey the life of such a woman adequately. Highly recommended.
Mark Pumphrey, Polk Cty. P.L., Columbus, NC
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"When her 1991 New York Times obit called Véra 'Wife, Muse, and Agent' it only hinted at her role, which is rescued from obscurity in Schiff's graceful prose."  -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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