Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0026246, Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:03:03 -0300

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James Salter, <http://www.vogue.com/13274936/james-salter-tribute/> who
died last week at the age of 90, wrote this essay on passing an hour with
Vladimir Nabokov for the September 2007 issue of Vogue.


Like the sun rising in some distant place, slowly, among clouds that hold
back its brilliance, was how he came to be known in the English-speaking
world. His first novels were written in Russian, in Berlin, and had only the
relatively small audience of Russian émigrés there in the twenties and
thirties. One of his contemporaries, the writer Nina Berberova, also in
exile, placed an early laurel on his brow. “A tremendous, mature,
sophisticated modern writer was before me,” she wrote, “a great Russian
writer, like a phoenix, was born from the ashes of revolution and exile. Our
existence from now on acquired a meaning. All my generation were justified.
We were saved.”

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