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From: jansymello
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Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 3:10 PM
Subject: [NABOKV-L] Christmas Season bustle and Nabokov revisited


JM: Cf. appended photographs. Which of the two images is inverted, the one showing VN and his brother, or the one reproduced by Chipp Kid in the Brazilian cover for "Speak, Memory"?

New:
Speak, Memory, By Vladimir Nabokov
Penguin classics £12 (258pp)
from the Independent Bookshop: 08430 600 030
Reviewed by Boyd Tonkin Friday, 4 December 2009

"Published as an appendix to this new edition, Nabokov's own spoof review of
his luscious autobiography calls it "the meeting point of an impersonal art
form and a very personal history". The aesthetics of memoir aside, Speak,
Memory offers a gorgeous and beguiling account of a pampered Russian
childhood broken into fragments of exile and loss by revolutionary upheaval
after 1917. From summer games on the family's estate near St Petersburg to
punting on the Cam and chess problems in Berlin, these richly wrought scenes
from a shattered idyll stay alert to the tricks of memory, even as they
bathe in a nostalgic bliss."
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Design and conquer: Pure talent
December 4, 2009 at 11:31 am by Debbie Michaud in Books
The New York Times' Book Design Review blog has published its first round of nominations for the best book cover of 2009, which includes Cara Petrus' design for local author Terra Elan McVoy's Pure. Blogger Joseph Sullivan asked the staff of three indie booksellers to provide the nominations. Pure's nod comes from WORD in Brooklyn, whose list also includes new looks for Vladimir Nabokov's The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov and Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. Three more lists to come (two from bookstores and one from Sullivan). In the meantime, readers can vote at the blog for their favorites.Culture Surfing - http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/culturesurfing/

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov's design by Marc J. Cohen
Art direction: Susan Mitchell (cover illustration brought up by Barrie Karp)



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