Publications

This is the place to announce any and all Nabokov-related publications — be that books, articles, web pieces, podcast interviews, etc. Add your publication!

 

Maurice Couturier's LES RUSES D'EROS: CHRONIQUE DU ROMAN MODERNE

Maurice Couturier's Les ruses d'Eros: Chronique du roman moderne (Paris: Orizons, 2020) makes its debut. The last chapter of this new book deals with Nabokov. It is a new and amply revised edition of Roman et censure ou la mauvaise foi d'Eros published in 1996 and translated as Novel and 
Censorship or Eros' Bad Faith
 (Editions Universitaires Européennes, 2017).

Sabine Faye's Nabokov: Le jeu baroque

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), l’auteur célèbre des romans Lolita et Ada, est un écrivain aux multiples facettes. Imprégné de culture classique, passant d’une langue à l’autre, d’un pays à l’autre, il se démarque de ses contemporains et crée une oeuvre jubilatoire qui joue avec les codes et les conventions littéraires. Les habitudes de perception du lecteur sont constamment mises en question : une telle indétermination favorise les jeux d’illusions et les dédoublements caractéristiques de l’esthétique baroque.

Perusing Vladimir Nabokov: Studies and Materials by Andrei Babikov

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that my book "Прочтение Набокова. Изыскания и материалы" (Ivan Limbakh Publishing House, S.-Petersburg, 2019 http://limbakh.ru/index.php?id=7697) is now available for order from abroad:

https://www.vasha-kniga.com/productdetail.asp?productid=1132961

Forthcoming Book: Stanislav Shvabrin's BETWEEN RHYME AND REASON: VLADIMIR NABOKOV, TRANSLATION, AND DIALOGUE

Nabokov asserts in Speak, Memory that once something has been seen, there is no unseeing it, and the afterlife of Nabokov’s translations in his compositions lend additional weight to this observation. Stanislav Shvabrin’s Between Rhyme and Reason: Vladimir Nabokov, Translation, and Dialogue explores Nabokov’s life-long involvement with translation as a form of communion with others, and Shvabrin treats Nabokov’s translations as dialogic encounters full of significance for his writings as well as his stance on translation.

Sarah Weinman's The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

A gripping account of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner and the ways in which that crime inspired Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel Lolita.

Sarah Weinman will talk about her new book with Dana Dragunoiu on Thursday, September 20, at 6:30 pm at the Ottawa Public Library, Sunnyside Branch. 

Nabokovskaia Evropa / Nabokov's Europe Almanac

At the beginning of July, Nabokov's 25 readings presented the almanac titled Nabokov's Europe. Alexey Filimonov and Evgeny Lazerow are co-editors of the anthology. The publication consists of two volumes, which include art works by Nabokovians and scientific works, translations of Nabokov's poems, and biographical material. The works of famous and novice Nabokov researchers from different countries are published in Russian and English.

Nabokov's Insomniac Dreams, edited by Gennady Barabtarlo

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.

 

Nabokov-Karpovich Correspondence

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.

Nabokov in Context, Bethea & Frank, eds. (Cambridge UP, May, 2018)

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Introduction: contextualizing Nabokov (David M. Bethea and Siggy Frank)

 

Part I. Identity:

1. Nabokov: a life in contexts I: Russia and emigration (Brian Boyd)

2. Nabokov: a life in contexts II: beyond the emigration (Brian Boyd)

3. Childhood (Barbara Wyllie)

4. Women (Lara Delage-Toriel)

5. Friends and foes (Julian W. Connolly)