Important People in Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited

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Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov is the author and narrator of Speak, Memory. Nabokov is a well-known writer around the world with Lolita being his most famous book. In Speak, Memory Nabokov outlines the major events and people that defined his childhood from infancy through young adulthood. Initially it sounds as if the narrator is speaking to, or having a conversation with, the audience directly, but later in the book readers understand that it is Vera, his wife to whom he is speaking.

As a child Nabokov was mischievous with an obsessive interest in mathematics, language, and moths and butterflies. When he began writing poetry few people thought that he would ever become a writer one day. A central conflict that Nabokov deals with is how to represent Russia as an émigré, especially when he lived in a Russia not experienced by others.

Vera Nabokov

Vera Nabokov is not mentioned...

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