Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
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In fiction, Karen Thompson Walker's sci-fi debut and Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished final novel arrive in paperback. In softcover nonfiction, Toby Wilkinson reviews Egypt's political past; Alec Wilkinson surveys 19th-century polar exploration; and William Broad probes the science of yoga.
Liars are sometimes the best storytellers. Author Amy Wilson shares three books with less-than-trustworthy narrators.Who is your favorite unreliable narrator? Tell us in the comments.
We think of the Russian master as a novelist and short-story writer. But the subversive genius who penned Lolita was a deft and powerful poet, too — as the first new collection of his verse in more than 30 years proves.
The Ides of March — that infamous day that saw the death of Julius Caesar — are nearly upon us. And to commemorate it, author Myla Goldberg recommends three tales of back-stabbing. Have a favorite story of disloyalty? Tell us in the comments.
1969 was a big year in America: Woodstock, the Manson Family, The Brady Bunch premiere on TV. But Ben Greenman says literature was energized as well.
When Lolita was first published 50 years ago, it was considered by some to be obscene, to others a masterpiece of ficition. But more than 50 million copies later, the book and its beautiful, tragic prose continues to lure new generations of readers.