Russo is no Nabokov, to be sure, but if the comedy here is clumsier, and the language less balletic, the pathos is no less real.
Banville is the heir to Proust, via Nabokov, and not because there is a lot of sex in Ancient Light.
At his best, he suggests the late Kurt Vonnegut at his worst, and Palahniuk makes Vonnegut seem like Nabokov.
The first and last lines of Lolita make my dorsal hairs quiver, as Nabokov intended.
If you think about [Vladimir] Nabokov: he would mix the high and low.
Fitzgerald, Nabokov, Huxley, and the rest of them failed in Hollywood for a variety of reasons.
Pope, Wharton, Nabokov, and Updike, to name only a handful, fail to register at all.
Our matching passion for Nabokov and our otherwise mostly mismatching styles shaped our asymmetrical friendship.
Indeed, with the exception of Nabokov, no writer inheres in the details quite as much as Updike.
For three days and three nights, on a damp February weekend in Palm Beach, Florida, I read Nabokov to Nabokov.