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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

Message of Gratitude to the Société Française Vladimir Nabokov for hosting another (fourth!) superb conference, titled "Vladimir Nabokov: Histoire et Géographie"

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:03

The Société Française Vladimir Nabokov has hosted yet another magnificent conference, this time at Université Cergy-Pontoise, the Sorbonne, and Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration. Plenary speakers, Isabelle Poulin and Will Norman, delivered fascinating talks on the first two days of the conference and were accompanied by speakers from several generations of Nabokovians. At the Musée National, we listened to a seminal talk on Russian immigration, which disclosed unpublished documents from the Nina Berberova Archives (including letters and notes from Nabokov).

International Colloquium "Vladimir Nabokov: History and Geography" (Colloque International "Vladimir Nabokov: histoire et géographie")

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:03

The Societé française de Vladimir Nabokov is pleased to announce its Fourth International Symposium, "Vladimir Nabokov: Histoire et géographie." The Symposium takes place from June 6-8, 2019, at the Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Sorbonne Université, and National Museum of Immigration (Porte Dorée Palace).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VLADIMIR NABOKOV!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 04/22/2019 - 19:50

On behalf of Nabokovians worldwide, happy birthday dear Vladimir Nabokov! 

With Zoran Kuzmanovich's permission, I post these birthday greetings for everyone to enjoy, including perhaps Nabokov himself (wherever he might be perched himself):

Happy Birthday to the man whose work makes us attend to  the stained glass windows of life while we wait for the right word not only to perch itself on our keyboards but to do so without  echoing one of his too obviously.  This grateful well-wisher already knows that he did not wait long enough. 

Zoran Kuzmanovich

Saluting the good reader,

Dana