Welcome to The Nabokovian!

Welcome to the official site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS). You can access most of the site as you wish, but to add to or edit material wiki-style, as we would love you to do, you will have to register to the site by following the protocol spelled out below.

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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!



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.

Announcement: Editorial Change (with Gratitude to Priscilla and Welcome to Eric)

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 05/30/2020 - 14:27

After nineteen years of serving as Editor of The Nabokovian's feature "Notes and Brief Commentaries,” Priscilla Meyer has decided to step down. On behalf of us all, I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Priscilla for her tireless work on the journal these many, very many years.

Bibliography update and new Editor

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Sat, 05/23/2020 - 18:10

Shakeeb Arzoo in Kolkata, India, has done a selfless and heroic job of checking, regularizing and adding links and information to all the material in the existing secondary Nabokov bibliography. This had had many glitches from its original compilation and as a consequence of the complex job (undertaken by Dmitry and Alina Kirsanov) of transferring it from one computer system to a very different one. As a result of Shakeeb’s energetic, comprehensive, thorough and careful work we have appointed him Editor of the Secondary Bibliography.