Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov

"Speak, Memory" is an autobiographical memoir that explores the author's life from his birth in 1899 to his emigration to the United States in 1940. The narrative details his privileged childhood in Russia, his experiences during the Russian Revolution, his time in Europe as an émigré, and his career as a writer and scholar. The book is noted for its intricate descriptions, its exploration of the nature of memory, and its intricate linguistic play.

The 334th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 986

Since this book was first published in 1951, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 986.0.

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