Letters to Vera

Letters to Vera

Editorial: Penguin

Páginas: 0

Año: 2014

EAN: 9780141192239

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No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer lasted longer than Vladimir Nabokov´s. Véra Slonim shared his delight at the enchantment of life´s trifles and literature´s treasures, and he rated her as having the best and quickest sense of humour of any woman he had met. From their meeting in 1921, Vladimir´s letters to his beloved Véra form a narrative arc that tells a forty-six year-long love story, and they are memorable in their entirety. Almost always playful, romantic, and pithy, the letters tell us much about the man and the writer; we see that Vladimir observed everything, from animals, faces, speech, and landscapes with genuine fascination.