Everything you need to understand or teach That in Aleppo Once... by Vladimir Nabokov.
After Vladimir Nabokov's death in 1977, the novelist John Updike included the following praise of him (reprinted in Critical Essays on Vladimir Nabokov) in an obituary:
The power of the imagination is not apt soon to find another champion of such vigor. . . . He takes with him the secret of an undiscourageable creativity, he leaves behind a resplendent oeuvre.
Updike's admiration of Nabokov's work is one shared by many readers. Although he is best known...