Welcome to The Nabokovian!

Welcome to the official site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS). You can access most of the site as you wish, but to add to or edit material wiki-style, as we would love you to do, you will have to register to the site by following the protocol spelled out below.

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New Feature: Classics from The Nabokovian

Introducing a new feature: read classic articles from the archives of the print version of The Nabokovian. Selected by the site's editors, articles 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 inaugural article is Gennady Barabtarlo's "See under Sebastian," The Nabokovian 1990.24: 24-28. Enjoy your reading!

 

News

In Memoriam, Boris Averin

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 07:05

Dear Readers of TheNabokovian.org:

It is with great sadness that I post the message below from Alexey Filimonov informing us of the passing away of Boris Averin on January 4th of this new year. Boris Valentinovich will be sorely missed. Please also find below a poem written by Alexey commemorating Boris Valentinovich's life and contributions to the cultural life of St. Petersburg.

From Alexey Filimonov:

К сожалению, для нас  в Петербурге год начался с трагической вести, 4 января ушел из жизни набоковед Борис Аверин.

Nabokovian growing

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 17:01

Our website continues to grow. Some key areas:

new links to Dieter E. Zimmer's marvelous Nabokov's Whereabouts page on his website, under both Chronology (Nabokov's Whereabouts offers a full chronology focused on where Nabokov lived and worked) and Places (where there is already also an incipient alphabetical list of places in Nabokov's life). 

more work done on the Quotations page and the Reading page

the Photographs page will soon have a range of photographs of Nabokov at various ages.

Maybe you'll have time not only to read these but to add to them over the Christmas break?

 

Brian Boyd

 

Congratulations to Dr. Agnès Edel-Roy!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 11/23/2018 - 19:27

Congratulations to our member Agnès Edel-Roy for defending her PhD  entitled "Une démocratie magique: politique et littérature dans les romans de Vladimir Nabokov », at Université Paris Est-Créteil on Monday 19 November. 

We also wish to thank Agnès for the great amount of work she has devoted  to the French VN Society from its beginnings, as well as her extremely active involvement as a former President of the Society; the newsletter you receive each month being only one of her numerous contributions to the vitality of our association. 

Congratulations and many thanks dear Agnès ! 

Ada Notes 1-42

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:40

The notes to ADA Pt 1 Ch 42 (34,000 words, a small book in themselves) are now available under the Annotations pages to members of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society. To become a member, click here.

These notes will become available after eight months on AdaOnline.

The next instalment, Pt 1 Ch 43, will become available on TheNabokovian.org in February 2019.

Brian Boyd