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New Feature: Classics from The Nabokovian

Introducing a new feature: read classic materials from the archives of the print version of The Nabokovian. Selected by the site's editors, contents will be featured free of charge and will vary quarterly. Full access to all of the print and electronic issues of The Nabokovian are available on this site to members of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS). To join, please go here.

Our second feature is Nabokov's poem "Shakespeare," translated by Dmitri Nabokov. Enjoy your reading!

 

News

Nabokov Seminar with Vera Polishchuk (December 14)

14 декабря в 20 часов приглашаем вас на очередной Набоковский семинар. 

Тема семинара:

dana_dragunoiu Mon, 12/13/2021 - 15:26
In Memoriam: Deborah Anne Martinsen (1954-2021)

The Nabokov community mourns the loss of Deborah Anne Martinsen, distinguished Dostoevsky and Nabokov scholar. Dr. Martinsen's essay "Lolita as Petersburg Text" (Nabokov Studies 13 [2014/2015]) won, in 2017, The Donald Barton Johnson Prize for the best essay published in Nabokov Studies. Dr. Martinsen was 67 years old and battled pancreatic cancer. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her loved ones, Randall Butler, her husband, and Rory Butler, their son. 

From SEELANGS:

dana_dragunoiu Wed, 12/08/2021 - 05:41
Набоков. Возвращение. (Nabokov. The Return.) Opens at the Pushkinskii Dom

An exhibition entitled "Набоков. Возвращение." (Nabokov.The Return.) was opened on November 12, 2021 at the Pushkinskii Dom (Pushkin House) Museum (officially the Institute of Russian Literature) in St. Petersburg, to celebrate the arrival of the last tranche of important Nabokoviana (books, manuscripts, letters, memorabilia) remaining after the death of Dmitri Nabokov in 2012.

dana_dragunoiu Sat, 11/27/2021 - 09:22
Fall 2021 issue of The Nabokovian makes it debut

The Fall 2021 edition of The Nabokovian: Notes and Brief Commentaries is now posted

dana_dragunoiu Wed, 11/17/2021 - 05:58
Ada Annotations 2-6 here and 2-4 on AdaOnline

Dear Nabokovians,

The Annotations for Ada Pt 2 Ch 6 (Ada's reunion with Van in Manhattan) are now available here on this website, a much shorter set of annotations than the last instalment. The notes have now reached more than 2/3 of the way through the novel.

And simultaneously the next instalment due for release on AdaOnline, Part 2 Chapter 4 (the lecture on dreams) is now online here

Brian_Boyd Tue, 11/16/2021 - 19:36