Esther Godiner has just published a book on Nabokov's Russian works: Nabokov: Risunok sud'by (Nabokov: A Picture of Fate, Jerusalem: Philobiblion, 2023), 520 pp., with chapters on all the Russian novels, and more. Almost half of the book focuses on Dar. ISBN 978-965-7209-84-4, contact the press at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm too heavily involved in non-Nabokovian and even non-literary work (apart from adding instalments to my Ada annotations) to have time to read and digest this but Slavists, please take note.
A new issue of "Notes" has just arrived, thanks to Eric Naiman and his peer-review team. Newer "Notes" are now open to all; older issues of The Nabokovian are gradually being moved to the free-access area as well. Please submit your short articles of notes and commentaries for the Spring 2024 edition (Deadline is February 1st).
Ada Annotations 2-10 available on this website and 2-8 on AdaOnline
The latest of the annotations to Ada, instalment 53, Pt 2 Ch 10, is now available here to members of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society. If you have not yet done so, you can join the Society here.
As usual, a huge thanks to Stephen Blackwell and Diana Makhaldiani for their scrupulous attention to detail and their suggestions for improvements.
Enjoy! Let me know if you see any errors needing correction.
The next instalment of Nabokov Readings will take place starting tomorrow:
From Tatiana Ponomareva: July 20-22 The Institute of Russian Literature will hold the annual Nabokov Readings conference. The papers will cover a wide variety of topics, including Nabokov's poetics, his position among other Russian emigre authors, biographical studies. All the papers this year will be presented in Russian.