Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001177, Tue, 9 Jul 1996 09:48:58 -0700

Zembla, Phase Three (fwd)
From: Jeff Edmunds <jhe@psulias.psu.edu>


The Nabokov Web site
(http://www.libraries.psu.edu/iasweb/nabokov/nsintro.htm) now has several
new elements:

To Dieter E. Zimmer's already extensive bibliography of Nabokov
criticism have been added nearly 350 entries, making the Zimbliography (?!)
the most extensive listing of its kind currently available.

"Zembla Presents: New Nabokov Criticism" features "The Fledgling
Fictionalist: _The Real Life of Sebastian Knight_," an essay on RLSK by
Professor Michael H. Begnal.

The "Zemblarchive" is a guide to archival Nabokov materials in the
United States. It includes information about VN holdings at the Library of
Congress, the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library, the Bakhmeteff
Archive at Columbia University, the Beinecke Library at Yale, Washington
University in St. Louis, and two interesting tidbits in the Rare Books Room
at the Pennsylvania State University.

The most intriguing of the recent additions to Zembla is "On
Visiting Nabokov's Tomb," the brief but engaging first chapter of the new
Nabokov book by Charles Kinbote, _Silvery Light: The Real Life of Vladimir
Nabokov_. Nabokovians irked by Field's treatment of VN and yet too busy to
wade through the facts and figures in Boyd's two-volume opus will find, I
think, Dr. Kinbote's book to be a refreshing alternative.

Jeff Edmunds