Speak, memory: an autobiography revisited

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Everyman's library volume no. 188.
Alfred A. Knopf,
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From one of the 20th century's great writers comes one of the finest autobiographies of our time. Speak, Memory was first published by Vladimir Nabokov in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised and republished in 1966. The Everyman's Library edition includes, for the first time, the previously unpublished "Chapter 16"–the most significant unpublished piece of writing by the master, newly released by the Nabokov estate–which provided an extraordinary insight into Speak, Memory.


Nabokov's memoir is a moving account of a loving, civilized family, of adolescent awakenings, flight from Bolshevik terror, education in England, and émigré life in Paris and Berlin. The Nabokovs were eccentric, liberal aristocrats, who lived a life immersed in politics and literature on splendid country estates until their world was swept away by the Russian revolution when the author was eighteen years old. Speak, Memory vividly evokes a vanished past in the inimitable prose of Nabokov at his best.(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

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table_of_contents The whole self / Aleksandar Tisma. -- The wedgewood tea set / Milorad Pavic. -- Megalos Mastoras and his work, 1347 A. D. / Borislav Pekic. -- The lovers / Miodrag Bulatovic. -- Catch a falling star / Dragoslav Mihailovic. -- Sima Street / Svetlana Velmar-Jankovic. -- The question / Zivojin Pavlovic. -- The banat train / Mladen Markov. -- The african violet / Grozdana Olujic. -- The lute and scars / Danilo Kis. -- The gift / Momo Kapor. -- The scream / Branimir Scepanovic. -- The other side of our eyes / Mirko Kovac. -- Sweet turtledove / Slavko Lebedinski. -- The prince of fire / Filip David. -- The duel / Vida Ognjenovic. -- D. S. / Vidosav Stevanovic. -- Souls of stone / Ratko Adamovic. -- Night under the kosmaj / Moma Dimic. -- The locksmith was better / Milisav Savic. -- The forest of perpetual darkness / Miroslav Josic Visnjic. -- Smiles / Milica Micic Dimovska. -- A picture without father / Radoslav Bratic. -- The great rebellion at the Stuln Nazi camp / David Albahari. -- Skull tower / Sasa Hadzi-Tancic. -- The yellow dog / Tiodor Rosic. -- The clock in the roofbeam of Hvosno / Radosav Stojanovic. -- Linea Grimani / Jovan Radulovic. -- A woman from a catalogue / Dragan Velikic. -- The plague report / Radoslav Petkovic. -- A letter from hell / Svetislav Basara. -- The morning after (remake) / Mihajlo Pantic. -- Degli' Impiccati / Mileta Prodanovic. -- In the mountains / Nemanja Mitrovic. -- Man without a face / Vladimir Pistalo.
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title Speak, memory : an autobiography revisited
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