Sixteen when I wrote it, seventeen when I sold it, eighteen when it came out. Did your age factor into marketing? Only very slightly and occasionally.
Scope[ edit ] The book is dedicated to his wife, Veraand covers his life from until his emigration to America in The first twelve chapters describe Nabokov's remembrance of his youth in an aristocratic family living in pre- revolutionary Saint Petersburg and at their country estate Vyra, near Siverskaya.
Through memory Nabokov is able to possess the past. Subsequent pieces of the autobiography were published as individual or collected stories, with each chapter able to stand on its own.
It recounts, for example, how his first butterfly escapes at Vyra, in Russia, and is "overtaken and captured" forty years later on a butterfly hunt in Colorado. Publications[ edit ] Nabokov inherited the Rozhdestveno mansion from his uncle in Nabokov writes in the text that he was dissuaded from titling the book Speak, Mnemosyne by his publisher, who feared that readers would not buy a "book whose title they could not pronounce".
The Russian version was published in and called Drugie berega Other Shores. An extended edition including several photographs was published in as Speak, Memory: In Alfred A. Knopf issued a new edition with the addition of a previously unpublished section titled "Chapter 16".
Nabokov, having lost his belongings inwrote from memory, and explains that certain reported details needed corrections; thus the individual chapters as published in magazines and the book versions differ.
Also, the memoirs were adjusted to either the English- or Russian- speaking audience. It has been proposed that the ever-shifting text of his autobiography suggests that "reality" cannot be "possessed" by the reader, the "esteemed visitor", but only by Nabokov himself.
He wrote, however, a fictional autobiographic memoir of a double persona, Look at the Harlequins!
Nabokov describes that in he inherited "what would amount nowadays to a couple of million dollars" and the estate Rozhdestvenonext to Vyra, from his uncle, but lost it all in the revolution.
Petersburg and some of his educators. As "First Love" the story is also included in Nabokov's Dozen. Her real name was Valentina Shulgina. Reception[ edit ] The book was instantly called a masterpiece by the literary world.Moved Permanently.
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