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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!

 

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Nabokov Secondary Bibliography: Bibliography: ON Nabokov

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Tue, 01/07/2020 - 19:13

Dear Nabokovians,

The Nabokov secondary bibliography is now ready for use. It has been a difficult task importing the old Zembla secondary bibliography, which was up to date to 2009, into the system. This is done, and ready for use, and now we want you both to use the bibliography and to bring it up to the present.

We very much count on our users to correct and augment the bibliography, which is decidedly a work in progress, and, to remain useful, will always be so.

Ada Annotations 2-1

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 22:55

The Annotations to Ada 2-1 are now ready and available here. Enjoy! Thanks as usual to Steve Blackwell for casting an attentive and imaginative editorial eye over this instalment. The Annotations to Ada 43-1 will shortly become available on AdaOnline with hyperlinks and illustrations added.

Brian Boyd 

Think, Write, Speak

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Mon, 12/09/2019 - 20:30

You probably realize that Think, Write, Speak has published in both the US and the UK, but you may not know that it was named as a Book of the Year in the TLS by William Boyd (no relation) and Zinovny Zinik (ditto). Indeed it was the only English-language work to be chosen by more than one writer; the book of the year list was even headed "Think, Read, Speak." So unless you buy it first yourself, do let Santa know!

Brian Boyd

 

 

Nabokov interview with Bernard Pivot (1975)

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:19

This interview with Bernard Pivot, on his extremely popular television booktalk show, Apostrophes, will appear in Nabokov's Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews, Interviews, and Letters to the Editor, forthcoming in the next two weeks from Knopf (New York) and Penguin (London), and co-edited by Anastasia Tolstoy and myself. The TLS allowed less than 24 hours to correct proofs and because of the time difference did not get my revisions until too late. I would have changed the introduction (edited by them from mine to the book version) to read: