Vladimir Nabokov

The Leonard Lopate Show

John Cameron Mitchell and Denis O’Hare on Reading Nabokov

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Writer and actor John Cameron Mitchell and actor Denis O'Hare discuss performing two-hander adaptations of works by Vladimir Nabokov on Wednesday, June 11. Luminous Nictitation – an Evening of Russian Metafictional Absurdity is the second installment of A Good Read, a new ongoing reading series of classic works of prose and poetry at Joe’s Pub at The Public that's curated by Mitchell. 

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Spending Time and Money: The Koch Brothers and James Cameron Mitchell on Reading Nabokov

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Find out how the Koch Brothers amassed such large fortunes – and how they’ve been using that money in an attempt to change American politics. John Cameron Mitchell and Denis O’Hare discuss performing a reading of Vladimir Nabokov’s work. Porochista Khakpour talks about The Last Illusion, her fantastical novel about a feral boy coming of age in New York. Plus, our “gurus of how-to,” Al and Larry Ubell, share tips about staying cool in the summer heat – and take your calls and questions about home repair

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Vladimir Nabokov's Passionate Reading of 'An Evening of Russian Poetry,' 1958

Monday, November 26, 2012


Before the controversy of the American publication of Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov cuts a different figure at this 1958 Books and Authors Luncheon.

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"Pale Fire" Redux

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

One of the highlights of new releases in poetry this fall is a long poem by John Shade that begins with the remarkable line “I was the shadow of the waxwing slain.” It’s all the more remarkable because John Shade does not exist.

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