Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0004648, Sat, 25 Dec 1999 10:34:39 -0800

VN Bibliography: _Defense_ in Japanese
From: Akiko Nakata <akikonakata@email.msn.com>

The Japanese translation of _The Defense_ was published last month. The
translator, Tadashi Wakashima, is the first Japanese International Master
of solving chess problems--this may not be the correct title--as well as
the leading Nabokov scholar in Japan. The most desirable "combination"
for the translator of the novel, isn't it? The translation is brilliant
and succeeds in realizing the link between chess and music.