Nabokov, Sergey

Zimmer, Dieter E.

Dieter E. Zimmer (1934-2020) first wrote on Nabokov in 1959, and soon after became his most frequent translator into German. His 1963 bibliography of Nabokov, based on Véra Nabokov's material, became the basis for all subsequent Nabokov primary bibliography. He interviewed Nabokov more than once for German media. He was a journalist for Die Zeit, becoming editor of its feuilleton, and one of the leading postwar essayists in  German, focusing especially on the subjects of language, science, and technology.