Poems and Problems
Poems and Problems (ISBN 0-07-045724-7) is a book by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1969. It consists of:
39 poems originally written in Russian and translated by Nabokov
14 poems written in English
18 chess problemsOne of the 39 poems originally written in Russian, "Lilith", in 1928, can be looked at as a foreshadowing of his 1955 novel Lolita. However, in the author's notes, Nabokov states that, "Intelligent readers will abstain from examining this impersonal fantasy for any links with my later fiction," and that the poem was written "...to amuse a friend."
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