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Posts Tagged ‘Vladimir Nabokov’
Ralph Fiennes Reads Nabokov’s ‘University Poem’ August 1, 2012: In May, as we noted, London Review of Books published Vladimir Nabokov's "University Poem," excerpted from his Collected Poems, now available in the UK. But hark, a new development! Yes, now you can listen to Ralph Fiennes reading "University Poem," out loud (with violin accompaniment!). Here.
Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘The University Poem’ Published in Full at London Review of Books May 24, 2012: Bookforum points us to the London Review of Books, which has published, in full, Vladimir Nabokov's "The University Poem," an unpublished work by Vladimir Nabokov. Written in 1926, four years after he left Cambridge University, the work will be included in Nabokov’s Collected Poems, which are coming out in the UK in July. Translated by [...]
The apocalypse, brought to you by the letters Y, A, L and E February 16, 2011: The Yale Daily News is republishing a dozen visions of the apocalypse commissioned from well known writers at a dollar a word (but because the editors were cash-strapped college kids in 1974, each writer was limited to 20 words). "As the editors noted in that 12th issue of the Magazine, 'The writers that exceeded twenty words did so out of a love [...]
The emotional hang-ups of Google’s poetry translation software January 17, 2011: Google researcher Dmitriy Genzel talks to NPR's All Things Considered about the advancements in training artificial intelligence to recognize, translate, and maintain the characteristics of poetry. Last week, IBM pitted its computer Watson-- programmed to understand human speech-- against Jeopardy! champions and carried the day (or at least the [...]