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WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- With the death of Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, the world has lost one of its most remarkable writers, a literary colossus whose extraordinary body of work, while deeply rooted in the Russian literary tradition, nonetheless reverberated with humanistic themes of global importance.
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Today is Sunday, April 23, the 113th day of 2006 with 252 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, April 23, the 113th day of 2005 with 252 to follow.
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Book of the week: Reading Lolita in Tehran

SAN DIEGO, May 20 (UPI) -- The voice of Iranians women is being heard, at least abroad, if not in their own country.
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Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2003 with 252 to follow.
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Video of the Week: 'Spirited Away'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- In 1997, animator Hayao Miyazaki, the George Lucas of Japan, broke his nation's box office record with "Princess Mononoke," a "Lord of the Rings"-style adventur
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Film of the Week: 'Spirited Away'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- In 1997, animator Hayao Miyazaki, the George Lucas of Japan, broke his nation's box office record with "Princess Mononoke," a "Lord of the Rings"-style adventur
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Video of the Week: Costner in 'Dragonfly'

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- "Dragonfly," starring Kevin Costner, is the perfect ghost story for people like me who don't like ghost stories because we are complete wusses about scary movie
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, pronounced ; 22 April 1899c – 2 July 1977) was a multilingual Russian novelist and short story writer. Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, then rose to international prominence as a master English prose stylist. He also made contributions to entomology and had an interest in chess problems.

Nabokov's Lolita (1955) is frequently cited as among his most important novels and is his most widely known, exhibiting the love of intricate word play and synesthetic detail that characterised all his works. The novel was ranked at #4 in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels. Pale Fire (1962) was ranked at #53 on the same list. His memoir, Speak, Memory, was listed #8 on the Modern Library nonfiction list.

Nabokov was born on 22 April 1899 (10 April 1899 Old-Style), in Saint Petersburg,b to a wealthy and prominent Saint Petersburg family of the minor nobility. He was the eldest of five children of liberal lawyer, statesman, and journalist Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov and his wife, née Elena Ivanovna Rukavishnikova. His cousins included the composer Nicolas Nabokov. He spent his childhood and youth in St. Petersburg and at the country estate Vyra near Siverskaya, south of the city.

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