Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005180, Wed, 21 Jun 2000 10:10:09 -0700

The Waltz Invention (fwd)
**For my comment, see below. GD**

From: Kiran Krishna <kiran@Physics.usyd.edu.au>


Does anyone know if "The Waltz Invention" is still in print, and if so,
in what imprint? I would be grateful for any information on this play.


***I believe it *is* out of print. _The Man from the USSR and Other Plays_
is still available but it has no Waltz since the play had already been
available in translation prior to the publication of _The Man from the
USSR_. I am aware of just two American editions of _The Waltz Invention_
-- Phaedra, 1966 and Pocket Books, 1967. I remember hearing that an
expanded edition of Nabokov's plays which was to include the WI was in the
works -- but I am not certain of the status of that. Other people on the
list may have more information. The play was recently (relatively
speaking) republished in Russian in the 1990 edition of Nabokov's plays --
Nabokov, _P'esy_, ed. Ivan Tolstoy. GD ***