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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 third feature is "Colloquy on Browning's Door" from the 34th issue (1995) of The Nabokovian.  Enjoy your reading!



In Memoriam: D. Barton Johnson (1933-2020)

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 08/29/2020 - 16:34

by Alexey Filimonov

I learned yesterday the tragic news of our loss of Donald Barton Johnson. Don visited the Vladimir Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg more than once.
It always seemed to me that Don Barton Johnson possessed a certain Nabokovian secret, which he strove to convey to Nabokovians and readers.
I am enclosing my poem dedicated to Don, written long ago, but now it seems to me to be addressed to his eternal soul.