Short stories by Vladimir Nabokov.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov Russian: Владимир Владимирович Набоков, (22 April 10 April 1899[a] – 2 July 1977), also known by the pen nameVladimir Sirin (Владимир Сирин), was a Russian-American novelist, poet, translator, and entomologist. Born in Russia, he wrote his first nine novels in Russian (1926–1938) while living in Berlin. He achieved international acclaim and prominence after moving to the United States and beginning to write in English. Nabokov became an American citizen in 1945; he and his wife returned to Europe in 1961, settling in Montreux, Switzerland.

Listing 2 stories.

A man writes a letter to his close friend updating him on his new wife, or lack thereof.

While recovering from a serious illness, a ninety-year-old scientist wades through his patchy memory, piecing together fragments of images and emotions from his childhood as an immigrant in the once-moving American 1940s. He thinks about his admiration for airplanes, which have been outlawed in this alternate history. He considers how such scientific advancements can also bring about great destruction.