Speak, Nabokov

Speak, Nabokov

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On the eve of the controversial, posthumous publication of The Original of Laura, Michael Maar follows his critically acclaimed The Two Lolitas with a revealing new perspective on Vladimir Nabokov’s life and work. Hunting down long-hidden clues in the novels, and using the themes that run through Nabokov’s fiction to illuminate the life that produced them, Maar constructs a compelling psychological and philosophical portrait. Characteristically graceful and engaging, Speak, Nabokov offers a vital new perspective on the twentieth-century master.


  • Michael Maar has mastered the art of deciphering Nabokov’s books.

  • In this brilliant book on the life and work of Vladimir Nabokov, Michael Maar once more proves himself to be a literary detective.

  • Bravely locates itself outside the mainstream of Nabokov studies by going into territory neither Nabokov nor Nabokov loyalists would approve.

    Eric NaimanSlavic Review