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In Memoriam: Dieter E. Zimmer (1934-2020) by Brian Boyd

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:08

​Dieter Eduard Zimmer, essayist, editor, translator, an intellectually “incorruptible” “Renaissance man” (I quote from the German Wikipedia) and among much else Nabokov’s most important translator, editor, and longest-serving scholar, has died in Berlin on June 19, 2020, aged 85.

Nabokov Readings '20: Interview with Brian Boyd, July 3

Submitted by Stanislav_Shvabrin on Sat, 06/27/2020 - 17:14

This year's Nabokov Readings in St. Petersburg, Russia, will feature an open online interview with Brian Boyd. To submit a question for an online event scheduled to take place on July 3, please follow this link. The Russian GoogleDocs form linked here prompts you to enter a valid email address and type in your question (note: the separate blank field for questions is mislabeled "your answer" at the time of this post's publication).

Claude Nabokoff (In Memoriam)

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 06/15/2020 - 06:40

The French Vladimir Nabokov Society – Les Chercheurs Enchantés – regrets to inform you that Claude Nabokoff passed away on April 22, 2020. Ever since we met her in 2013 when we organized the symposium Nabokov and France, Claude had taken part in all our events with her husband Ivan; we visited together Biarritz and Uncle Ruka’s castle in 2016. She was ever so warm and caring; she enjoyed meeting Nabokov enthusiasts and sharing with them her memories of the moments she had spent with the writer, especially in Paris when Lolita was translated into French.