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Topic for Discussion 1

What is more important to Nabokov: the memory or the truth of the memory?

Topic for Discussion 2

Why does Nabokov wait until the last two chapters to reveal that his audience that the narrator communicates with is his wife, Vera?

Topic for Discussion 3

What does Nabokov believe can be resurrected with acute memory of detail?

Topic for Discussion 4

Why does Nabokov feel more of a connection with his Russian countrymen once he is living in exile? How does he define himself as a Russian writer at Cambridge?

Topic for Discussion 5

In interviews Nabokov has described his childhood as perfect—what moments in his childhood illuminate this belief?

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