Nabokov’s Autobiographical Sketches

I recently started reading Nabokov’s rather old collection of autobiographical essays, covering various aspects of his life, but not of his works.

I have to say that I am rather taken with it. It is extremely well-written and provides such a vivid account of the events and circumstances that one has to remind oneself that this is not a fictional account (although it, of course, is as any autobiographical account). I knew bits of the story but I think this has been a real discovery.  Continue reading