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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!

 

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In Memoriam: English Translation and German original of Dieter E. Zimmer's 1959 review of LOLITA

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 07:32

To mark the occasion of Dieter E. Zimmer's passing away on June 19, 2020, Brian Boyd has translated into English Dieter's 1959 review of Lolita

With Brian's permission, I am posting his English translation below (there is also a pdf version accessible here). The German original can be read below or in pdf here or in the context of Dieter's incomparable website

 

DIE ZEIT/Literatur, Nr.42, 16 October 1959, pp.9-10

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).