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Introducing a new feature: read classic materials from the archives of the print version of The Nabokovian. Selected by the site's editors, contents 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.
Submitted by Brian_Boyd
on Tue, 11/16/2021 - 19:36
The Annotations for Ada Pt 2 Ch 6 (Ada's reunion with Van in Manhattan) are now available here on this website, a much shorter set of annotations than the last instalment. The notes have now reached more than 2/3 of the way through the novel.
And simultaneously the next instalment due for release on AdaOnline, Part 2 Chapter 4 (the lecture on dreams) is now online here.
Submitted by dana_dragunoiu
on Tue, 11/02/2021 - 05:16
Stanislav Shvabrin's talk, which could not take place on November 16 due to technical issues, has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 18, 8 pm SPb time (12 pm EST). Organized by Pushkinskii Dom, the talk will be on the subject of Nabokov and Jules Supervielle. The seminar proceedings will be in Russian.
Submitted by dana_dragunoiu
on Tue, 10/19/2021 - 04:57
From Julie Loison-Charles, President of Les Chercheurs Enchantés:
Unfortunately the international version of the Lolita documentary is not ready yet but the director has given us a link to the original version (all French) that members outside of France can now open: https://vimeo.com/624543920/fc37d9d250
Submitted by stephen_blackwell
on Mon, 10/18/2021 - 07:09
The final extended deadline for submissions to the Hidden Nabokov Conference at Wellesley College with an excursion to Cambridge, 15-19 June, 2022, is in just two weeks, Nov. 1, 2021. If you've already submitted an abstract, you don't need to resend it -- but you can replace it with a revised version or a new proposal if you wish. Please note as well that we invite poster presentations and panels.
Gennady Barabtarlo's beautifully designed edition of Nabokov on dreams. Its core is Nabokov's 1964-65 experiment of recording his dreams to test J.W. Dunne's An Experiment with Time (1927), to see if any of his dreams were retrospectively precognitive. Also included are other dreams from Nabokov's diaries, and categorized references to dreams in his other work, with GB's commentary, and reflections on dreams, death, and time in Nabokov. Lavishly illustrated with images, especially of Nabokov's index cards and diaries, in the manner of The Original of Laura.
Andrei Babikov's edition of Nabokov's correspondence with his friend Mikhail Karpovich, the Harvard historian of Russia, edited, with full notes, from originals in the Nabokov archive of the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library, the Nabokov papers in the Library of Congress, and the Bakhmeteff Archive at Columbia, has recently been published in Russian:
Nabokov, Vladimir. Perepiska s Mikhaylom Karpovichem: 1933-1959. Ed. Andrei A. Babikov. Moscow: Litfakt, 2018. 160pp., ill. ISBN 978-5-9500994-0-3.