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  • Letters to Véraby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 40.00 US$ 29.99

    The letters of the great writer to his wife?gathered here for the first time?chronicle a decades-long love story and document anew the creative energies of an artist who was always at work. No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer is quite as beguiling as that of Vladimir Nabokov?s to Véra Slonim. She shared his delight in life?s trifles and... more...

  • Strength Analysis in Geomechanicsby Serguey A. Elsoufiev

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 149.00

    It is hardly possible to ?nd a single rheological law for all the soils. However, they have mechanical properties (elasticity, plasticity, creep, damage, etc. ) that are met in some special sciences, and basic equations of these disciplines canbeappliedtoearthstructures. Thiswayistakeninthisbook. Itrepresents the results that can be used as a base... more...

  • Strength Analysis in Geomechanicsby Serguey A. Elsoufiev

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 209.00

    This book presents a new method for solving geomechanical problems, one that explicitly takes into account deformation and fractures of soils, which create important effects, but are neglected in classical approaches. more...

  • Religion Against the Selfby Isabelle Nabokov

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    This study, based on the author's fieldwork among rural Tamil villagers in South India, focuses on the ways in which people in this society interact with the supernatural beings who play such a large role in their personal and corporate lives. more...

  • Where the Lightning Strikesby Peter Nabokov

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    From the author of How the World Moves : A revelatory new look at the hallowed, diverse, and threatened landscapes of the American Indian For thousands of years , Native Americans have told stories about the powers of revered landscapes and sought spiritual direction at mysterious places in their homelands. In this important book, respected scholar... more...

  • Lolitaby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita , Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar... more...

  • King, Queen, Knaveby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    The novel is the story of Dreyer, a wealthy and boisterous proprietor of a men's clothing emporium store.  Ruddy, self-satisfied, and thoroughly masculine, he is perfectly repugnant to his exquisite but cold middle-class wife Martha.  Attracted to his money but repelled by his oblivious passion, she longs for their nephew instead, the myopic Franz.... more...

  • Pale Fireby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue. more...

  • Despairby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Extensively revised by Nabokov in 1965--thirty years after its original publication-- Despair is the wickedly inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime--his own murder. more...

  • Laughter in the Darkby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of desire, deceit, and deception, a curious... more...