Vladimir Nabokov

Gavriel Shapiro

Gavriel Shapiro is Professor of Comparative and Russian Literature at Cornell University. His major publications include Nikolai Gogol and the Baroque Cultural Heritage (1993), Delicate Markers: Subtexts in Vladimir Nabokov’s “Invitation to a Beheading” (1998), The Sublime Artist’s Studio: Nabokov and Painting (2009), The Tender Friendship and the Charm of Perfect Accord: Nabokov and His Father (2014), and Thanksgiving All Year Round (2016). Shapiro also edited Nabokov at Cornell (2003) and has contributed numerous articles and book chapters to various scholarly periodicals and critical collections. He received fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin and from the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C.