By Vladimir Nabokov
Even though we all know Vladimir Nabokov as an excellent novelist, his old flame was once poetry. This landmark assortment brings jointly the simplest of his verse, together with many items that experience by no means prior to seemed in English.
These poems span the complete of Nabokov’s profession, from the newly came upon “Music,” written in 1914, to the quick, playful “To Véra,” composed in 1974. Many are newly translated by means of Dmitri Nabokov, together with The collage Poem, a gleaming novel in verse modeled on Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin that constitutes an important new addition to Nabokov’s oeuvre. integrated too are such poems as “Lilith”, an early paintings which broaches the taboo subject revisited approximately 40 years later in Lolita, and “An night of Russian Poetry”, a masterpiece within which Nabokov movingly mourns his misplaced language within the guise of a versified lecture on Russian dropped at collage women. the topics diversity from the Russian Revolution to the yankee fridge, taking in at the manner hotel rooms, butterflies, ice-skating, love, wish, exile, loneliness, language, and poetry itself; and the poet whirls speedily among the brilliantly painted points of his genius, donning mask which are, via turns, soft, demonic, honest, self-parodying, shamanic, visionary, and ingeniously household.