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Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977): Major novelist, short story author, poet, teacher, critic, entomologist/lepidopterist, who wrote primarily in English after roughly 1940, although fluent in (and writing in) Russian, German, French, and English; born in RUSSIA resident in U.S.A. (1940-1959); resident in Switzerland (1959-1977): Vladimir Nabokov Several of his novels use or deconstruct the Mystery/Detective genre conventions. For example: * Lolita is ostensibly a prison confession of an incestuous pedophile murderer, yet is so cunningly written as to make him sympathetic * Pale Fire pretends to be a footnoted poem, yet inverts to become the point of view of the demented murderer of the professor/poet. Various of his novels, short stories, plays, and poems have either Fantasy, anti-Fantasy, Science Fiction, or anti-Science Fiction elements {details to be done} (also according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.677) In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "N" stands for Nitrogen. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "N" stands for Vladimir Nabokov! Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]