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    1. 7 Stunning 'Lolita' Book Cover Redesigns

      The Huffington PostAug 18 08:02 AM

      The following is an excerpt from  Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design, edited by John Bertram and Yuri Leving. In it, 80 graphic designers reimagine the iconic cover of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. There are also multiple essays by Nabokov scholars on the difficulty of visually representing the themes of the classic. Fifty-eight years after Lolita was ...

    2. Almanac: Vladimir Nabokov on philistinism

      Arts JournalAug 28 04:09 AM

      “Philistinism implies not only a collection of stock ideas but also the use of set phrases, clichés, banalities expressed in faded words. A true philistine has nothing but these trivial ideas of which he entirely consists.”

    3. Almanac: Vladimir Nabokov on nostalgia

      Arts JournalAug 27 04:09 AM

      “A sense of security, of well-being, of summer warmth pervades my memory. That robust reality makes a ghost of the present. The mirror brims with brightness; a bumblebee has entered the room and bumps against the ceiling.

    4. Read TIME’s Original Review of Lolita

      Time MagazineAug 18 08:16 AM

      The book was published in the U.S. on Aug. 18, 1958

    5. Pianist Vladimir Feltsman is attempting to revive the works of largely forgotten composers from his native Russia.

    6. Review: 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

      Metro Silicon ValleyAug 20 11:02 AM

      Asked how anyone could ever make a movie of Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov said, "Let them hire a dwarfess." For the evocative if sweetened adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner's semi-autobiographical book, Diary of a Teenage Girl, director Marielle Heller cast the British actress Bel Powley.

    7. Classical Russian culture centers on literature: Many decades after they first appeared, the works of Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Vladimir Nabokov and Mikhail Bulgakov are frequently quoted, remain the foundation of contemporary art and even influence political decisions at times.

    8. Frontman's list includes titles by Jack Kerouac, Dougas Coupland and Kurt Vonnegut

    9. Thursday The 20th

      The Moscow TimesAug 19 04:18 PM

      Alexander Vertinsky. Yellow Tango: a chamber musical staging dedicated to this Russian chansonnier. Bulgakov Theater. 7 p.m. Cancun: Alexei Frolenkov directs Jordi Galceran's comedy about two married couples on vacation. Theater Na Maloi Bronnoi. 7 p.m.

    10. Rebecca Stead’s ‘Goodbye Stranger’

      New York TimesAug 19 02:11 AM

      A seventh grader who survived a near-fatal accident faces evolving friendships and new pitfalls in Rebecca Stead’s novel.

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