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

Number 78 (Fall 2019) The Nabokovian Posted!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sun, 10/13/2019 - 11:57

The Fall 2019 issue of The Nabokovian, edited by Professor Priscilla Meyer, is now posted. The issue showcases contributions by Gavriel Shapiro, Shakeeb Arzoo, and Stephen Blackwell. Please note that access to The Nabokovian is contingent upon being a paying member of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society. IVNS can be joined here.  Recent issues of Notes and Brief commentaries can be found here.

Maurice Couturier writes letter to Le Monde

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sun, 09/29/2019 - 06:28

Maurice Couturier, president of honour of the Société Française Vladimir Nabokov, has written a letter to Le Monde on the subject of Nabokov's absence from its list of 100 novels that have excited its critics since 1944. The letter is pasted below:

Un surprenant absent parmi les « 100 meilleurs romans du Monde »

Maurice Couturier

Traducteur et spécialiste de Nabokov, éditeur de ses romans dans la

Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, je m’étonne de ne pas trouver Lolita ou Ada

dans votre classement des 100 romans qui ont « le plus enthousiasmé »

vos critiques depuis 1944, ni même le nom de cet auteur dans la liste