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.

 

Meyer Howard Abrams
Mark Aldanov
Alfred Appel, Jr.
Nina Appel
Yuli Aykhenvald

Nathaniel Banks
Thomas Barbour
Nina Berberova
Sylvia Berkman
Alison Bishop
Morris Bishop
Max Black
Robert H. Boyle
Elena Bromberg
Herman Bromberg
Andree Bruel
Richard Buxbaum

Robert De Calry
Mikhail Chekhov
Kenneth Christiansen
Phyllis Christiansen
John Ciardi
Pascal Covici

David Daiches
Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky (Painting teacher)
John Downey
Alexandre Drozdov

Jason Epstein

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

Theodore Geisel ("Dr. Seuss")
Maurice Girodias
Graham Greene
Roman Grynberg
Irina Guadanini
Jorge Guillen

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)
Stanley Edgar Hyman

Roman Jakobson
James Joyce

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

Henry Lanz
James Laughlin
Lucie Leon
Paul Leon
Dorothy Leuthold
Elena Levin
Harry Levin
Ivan Lukash
Peter Lubin

Elizaveta Marinel
Ina Marinel
Marussya Marinel
Mildred McAfee
Mary McCarthy
James Halliday McDunnough
Mlle. Cécile Miauton ("Mademoiselle O")
Arthur Mizener
Rosemary Mizener

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

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

Sergey Rachmaninoff
John Crowe Ransom
Florence Read
Alain Robbe-Grillet
Filippa Rolf
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
Lauriston Sharp
Ruth Sharp
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
Wallace Stegner
Gleb Struve

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

Peter Ustinov

Hilda Ward
Edward Weeks
Herbert George Wells
E.B. White
Katherine A. White
Richard Wilbur
Edmund Wilson
Elena Wilson
Yvor Winters

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