Study guides: authors, letter v

Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov as the Russian and American writer, poet, translator, literary critic, and entomologist   He liked to emphasize that he was born "on the same day as Shakespeare and a hundred years after Pushkin, "mentioning the names and symbols of two great kinds of literature to which he equally belongs. He is famous in Russia as Vladimir Sirin, whose literary existence also ceased a...

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Voltaire is known for his philosophy of freedom at the time of Enlightenment and pluralistic thinking. Being a strong adversary of official Catholicism, he’d advocate for human rights and encourage people to open their minds to the wind of political, philosophical, and social changes. Besides this, the enlightener’s wit and insightful vision of humanity’s flaws have established...

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