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27/09/13

Вечер Набокова в Waterstones

Evening exploring the poetry of Vladimir Nabokov at Waterstones Piccadilly, 16 October, 6:30 pm

Vladimir Nabokov is acknowledged as one of the greatest prose stylists of the twentieth century, but his first love was poetry. A landmark new Collected Poems brings together the best of Nabokov's verse, including an extensive number of pieces that have never appeared in English before, newly translated from the Russian by his son Dmitri Nabokov, and with a new introduction by Thomas Karshan.

These masterly poems span the decades of Nabokov's career, from 'Music', written in 1914 and probably Nabokov's first recorded poem, to the short, playful 'To Vera', composed in 1974. Filled with charm, irony and exuberance, the poems brought together in this volume are masterpieces of style and precision.

With live poetry and discussion, this event will celebrate a new, unexpected side to Nabokov the writer.

Dr Thomas Karshan is Lecturer in Literature at the University of East Anglia. He is editor of Collected Poems by Vladimir Nabokov (Penguin UK 2012).

Tickets:
£9.50 (£7.50 concessions and Waterstones Cardholders) and can be purchased by email, telephone or in person at Waterstones in Piccadilly.
0207 8512419 
events@piccadilly.waterstones.co.uk

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