NABOKV-L post 0016960, Tue, 26 Aug 2008 07:14:54 -0400

Time Lapsed Comparison ...

Time Lapsed Comparison

What some of my favorite famous writers were doing when they were 22 years old:

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Vladimir Nabokov - 1921

Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg into a wealthy, aristocratic family. His father, Vladimir Dimitrievich Nabokov, was a liberal politician, lawyer, and journalist. The household was Anglophile - Nabokov spoke Russian and English, and at the age of five he learned French. Nabokov received his education at the Tenishev, St. Petersburg’s most innovative school. At 16 he inherited a large estate from his father’s brother, but he did not have much time to enjoy his wealth. During the Russian Revolution his father was briefly arrested. The family emigrated to Berlin and Nabokov entered Trinity College, Cambridge, from where he graduated in 1923. Vladimir Dimitrievich was murdered in Berlin in 1922 by a Russian monarchist.

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