AuthorPatricia DESMORTIER avec la collaboration du biographe de Nabokov, Brian BOYD
The son of one of Russia’s wealthiest aristocratic families at the turn of the century. Vladimir Nabokov’s life was as tumultuous as his times. He lived through the Russian Revolution; his father’s assassination; a first exile; the Nazi invasion and a hasty emigration after the War; and the poverty of an immigrant in the United States. This outstanding destiny, together with his passion for butterflies, will fullfill his works all through his life. A complex and ambitious work which will ultimately bring him fame succeeding his worldwide success of “LOLITA”. This portrait shows the gap that can exist between a writer’s personality and his work.