Modern Classic 125x195 256 страниц. 2013 год. Penguin Books Ltd. Vladimir Nabokov is acknowledged as one of the greatest prose stylists of the twentieth century, but his first love was poetry. This collection brings together the best of Nabokov's masterly verse. It spans the decades of his career, from "Music", written in 1914 and probably Nabokov's first recorded poem, to the short, playful "To Vera", composed in 1974. "The University Poem" an extraordinary autobiographical poem suffused with rich description, wit and verbal dexterity, is here in English for the first time, and there is also verse written on America, lepidoptery, sport, love, exile and homeland, all revealing a new, unexpected side to Nabokov the writer.