#TBT | Vladimir Nabokov


Vladimir Nabokov’s masterful command of language makes him one of the greatest gifts to the literary world. He’s also known for mixing genres and form. His most famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) novel, Lolita, is a blend of the great American road trip, romantic, detective and testimonial novel, all of which is tied together with prose so rhythmic, there’s practically a beat to it.
Nabokov wasn’t just a brilliant writer—he also made significant contributions as a lepidopterist and chess composer.