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LOLITA in the New York Times

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 20:22

Lolita is in today's New York Times mentioned, en passant, more than once in an interview with Edmund White. You might find it enjoyable reading between articles on grimmer matters. It turns out Edmund White reads Anna Karenina every year and would invite "the three great gigglers" to dinner: Proust, Firbank and Chekhov.




"Nabokoviana" by Bree Huntley

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 08/01/2020 - 05:10

Bree Huntley studied literature with Brian Boyd at the University of Auckland. After several years studying and working abroad, she recently returned to Auckland where she works as a lawyer and enjoys writing fiction and poetry. 

She agreed to share with us the sestina below, inspired by Nabokov's "strong opinions" that still linger in her mind.


In Memoriam: Dieter Zimmer, by Tatiana Ponomareva

Submitted by Tatiana-Ponomareva on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 06:05

For many years Dieter Zimmer's website was the place where you went for accurate, well-documented information on a lot of things on Nabokov. His research on Sergey Nabokov's life and death, especially, was important in the way it, for the first time, presented his story in all its tragic clarity. And his works on Nabokov's Berlin are the primary source for those who want to learn about the city in which Nabokov became the writer we know.

The Nabokov Readings 2020 online conference was opened with a tribute to Dieter Zimmer. This is all we could do, belatedly, to honor his exceptional contribution to Nabokov studies.