Definition of Vladimir Nabokov from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Vladimir Nabokov

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(1899-1977) a US writer of novels and short stories, born in Russia, who is much admired for his skilful use of language. He is best known for his novel Lolita. His other novels include Pnin (1957), Pale Fire (1962) and Ada (1969). Nabokov taught poetry at Cornell University from 1948 to 1959 before settling in Switzerland.