People in Nabokov's life

We invite you to add names, material, and references! Please refer to the Chronology of Nabokov, Zimmer's Nabokov's Whereabouts and of course the famous VNRY and VNAY.

 

Mark Aldanov
Alfred Appel, Jr.
Yuli Aykhenvald

Nina Berberova
Alison Bishop
Morris Bishop
Elena Bromberg
Herman Bromberg

Robert De Calry

David Daiches
Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky (Painting teacher)
Alexandre Drozdov

Anna Feigin (cousin of Vera Slonim)
Andrew Field
Amalia Fondaminsky
Ilya Fondaminsky

Maurice Girodias
Graham Greene
Roman Grynberg
Irina Guadanini

James Harris
George Hessen
Iosif Hessen
Vladimir Hippius (Russian Language school teacher)
Zinaïda Hippius
Evgenia Hofeld (Governess for Olga and Elena)
Henry Holt
Miss Rachel Home (1st English Governess)

James Joyce

Mikhail Kalashnikov
Elizaveta Kaminka
Mikhail Kaminka
Sergey Kaplan
Simon Karlinsky
Vladislav Khodasevich
Solomon Samoylovich Krym
Stanley Kubrick
Gen. Aleksey Kuropatkin

James Laughlin
Lucie Leon
Paul Leon
Elena Levin
Harry Levin
Ivan Lukash

Mildred McAfee
Mary McCarthy
Mlle. Cécile Miauton ("Mademoiselle O")

Elena Ivanovna Nabokov, nee Rukavishnikov (mother)
Kirill Nabokov (brother)
Nicholas Nabokov (first cousin)
Nina Dmitrievna Nabokov (paternal aunt)
Olga Nabokov (sister)
Sergey Sergeevich Nabokov (cousin)
Sergey Vladimirovich Nabokov (brother)
Véra Nabokov, nee Slonim (spouse)
Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov (father)
Nigel Nicolson

Ivan de Peterson
Natalia de Peterson
Rostislav Petkevich (nephew)
Polenka (family's head coachman's daughter)

Sergey Rachmaninoff
Alain Robbe-Grillet
Samuel Rosov
Harold Ross
Ivan Vasilievich Rukavishnikov (maternal grandfather)
Maria Ferdinandovna Rukavishnikov, nee Baroness von Korff (maternal grandmother)
Olga Nikolaevna Rukavishnikov nee Kozlov (maternal grandmother)
Vassili 'Ruka' Rukavishnikov (maternal uncle)

Alexander Sak 'Shura'
May Sarton
Elizaveta Sayn-Wittgenstein (paternal aunt)
Michael Scammell
Miss Sheldon 'Viktoria Arturovna' ("Miss Clayton")
Valentina 'Lyussya' Shulgina ("Tamara"; Mashen'ka)
Svetlana Siewert (one-time fiance)
Elena Sikorski nee Nabokov (sister)
Evsey Lazarevich Slonim (father-in-law)
Sonia Slonim (sister-in-law)
Slava Borisovna Slonim, nee Feigin (mother-in-law)
Zinaida Shakhovskoy
Konstantin Stanislavsky
Gleb Struve

Allen Tate
Baron Yuri Rausch von Traubenberg (cousin)
Marina Tsvetaeva

Peter Ustinov

Edward Weeks
Herbert George Wells
E.B. White
Katherine A. White
Edmund Wilson

Filip Zelenski ("Lenski")
Vladimir Zenzinov
Maria Zetlin
Michael Zetlin