Vladimir Nabokov | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Brenda Maddox

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Vladimir Nabokov.
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Critical Review by Brenda Maddox

SOURCE: “The Women Behind the Wheel,” in Literary Review, July, 1999, p. 456

In the following review of Stacy Schiff's biography of Vera Nabokov, Maddox outlines the relationship between the Nabokovs, and its significance for Nabokov's career as a writer.

When considering the wives of twentieth-century artists, the line between muse and typist can be hard to find. Ditto chauffeur. Vladimir Nabokov could neither drive nor type, nor remember a telephone number. His beautiful, clever, capable, devoted Véra did it all for him and gave his lectures, too, when he was indisposed. She helped him chase, catch and classify butterflies. She shared his long exile, as he went from Berlin to Paris to American academia to Switzerland, where they ended their days. He dedicated all his books to her.

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