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New Feature: Classics from The Nabokovian

Introducing a new feature: read classic materials from the archives of the print version of The Nabokovian. Selected by the site's editors, contents 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 second feature is Nabokov's poem "Shakespeare," translated by Dmitri Nabokov. Enjoy your reading!



Набоков. Возвращение. (Nabokov. The Return.) Opens at the Pushkinskii Dom

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 11/27/2021 - 09:22

An exhibition entitled "Набоков. Возвращение." (Nabokov.The Return.) was opened on November 12, 2021 at the Pushkinskii Dom (Pushkin House) Museum (officially the Institute of Russian Literature) in St. Petersburg, to celebrate the arrival of the last tranche of important Nabokoviana (books, manuscripts, letters, memorabilia) remaining after the death of Dmitri Nabokov in 2012.

Ada Annotations 2-6 here and 2-4 on AdaOnline

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Tue, 11/16/2021 - 19:36

Dear Nabokovians,

The Annotations for Ada Pt 2 Ch 6 (Ada's reunion with Van in Manhattan) are now available here on this website, a much shorter set of annotations than the last instalment. The notes have now reached more than 2/3 of the way through the novel.

And simultaneously the next instalment due for release on AdaOnline, Part 2 Chapter 4 (the lecture on dreams) is now online here

RESCHEDULED: Stanislav Shvabrin at the Institute of Russian Literature, November 18

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Tue, 11/02/2021 - 05:16

Dear All:

Stanislav Shvabrin's talk, which could not take place on November 16 due to technical issues, has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 18, 8 pm SPb time (12 pm EST). Organized by Pushkinskii Dom, the talk will be on the subject of Nabokov and Jules Supervielle. The seminar proceedings will be in Russian.

If you wish to watch the seminar, please watch on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d4Cv75PjYE

With best wishes to all,

Tatiana Ponomareva


Lolita Documentary and Accompanying Literary Evening

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Tue, 10/19/2021 - 04:57

From Julie Loison-Charles, President of Les Chercheurs Enchantés:

Unfortunately the international version of the Lolita documentary is not ready yet but the director has given us a link to the original version (all French) that members outside of France can now open: https://vimeo.com/624543920/fc37d9d250