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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!



Commemorating the Life and Work of Don Barton Johnson (1933-2020)

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Tue, 02/16/2021 - 04:36

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that, in memory of our dear colleague Professor Emeritus Don Barton Johnson (1933-2020), who passed away this past year, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara would like to invite you to a virtual commemoration of Don's life and work on Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at 1pm PST [please note that this is Pacific Standard Time in the US and Canada]. If you wish to see the program of speakers, please email your request to dana.dragunoiu@carleton.ca. There will be a brief piano prelude and postlude featuring Russian composers.

Interview with Maurice Couturier on the publication of third volume of Pléiade Nabokov

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 05:54

Dear Enchanted Researchers, 

Please find in attachment an interview in French with Maurice Couturier about the last volume of La Pléiade. Another teaser for you: soon, we'll get to read an interview with the team that annotated Ada and Ardor!


Julie Loison-Charles


Chères chercheuses enchantées, chers chercheurs enchantés,  

Veuillez trouver en pièce jointe de ce message un entretien avec Maurice Couturier au sujet de la publication du troisième volume de la Pléiade. Nous aurons bientôt le plaisir d'avoir un entretien avec l'équipe d'annotatrices du roman Ada et L'Ardeur (un nouveau teaser!). 

Third volume of Pléiade Nabokov published!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 02/06/2021 - 07:31

Dear colleagues,  

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that the third (and final!) volume of “La Pléiade” is out. 

It was edited by Maurice Couturier, and the annotators are members of the French Vladimir Nabokov Society, past or present. The first two novels, Pnin and Pale Fire, were annotated by Maurice Couturier, and the last three, Transparent ThingsLook at the Harlequins! and The Original of Laura, by René Alladaye.