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New Book (in Portuguese): Maxim Shrayer

Editora Recriar (São Paulo, Brazil) is happy to share the news of the publication of Nabokov e o Judaísmo: História e Memória antes e depois do Holocausto, by Maxim D. Shrayer, translated into Portuguese by Sandra Aparecida Faria de Almeida, and with a preface by Jimmy Sudário Cabral. This is most likely the first book about Nabokov in the Portuguese language, and the first ever in Brazil.


Yuri Leving's Nabokov in Motion: Modernity and Movement

Adopting the modernist master Vladimir Nabokov as its guide, Nabokov in Motion: Modernity and Movement is an exploration of the radically changing social, historical, technological, and literary culture of the early 20th century, a time when modes of communication and transportation, especially, were changing society in drastic and profound ways.

Vladimir Nabokov as an Author-Translator by Julie Loison-Charles

Exploring the deeply translational and transnational nature of the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, this book argues that all his work is unified by the permanent presence of three cultures and languages: Russian, English and French. In particular, Julie Loison-Charles focusses on Nabokov's dual nature as both an author and a translator, and the ways in which translation permeates his fictional writing from his very first Russian works to his last novels in English.

David Vernon, Ada to Zembla: The Novels of Vladimir Nabokov (Endellion Press, 2022)

This is to announce the publication of the book Ada to Zembla: The Novels of Vladimir Nabokov, in UK and US. It has a chapter for each novel, plus some supplementary ones on the other works.

Message from the Author:

My primary goal has been to create a readable and exciting book that can appeal to both newcomers and (hopefully!) seasoned Nabokovians.

Do hope some of you will enjoy it and will share it with students and colleagues!

David Vernon


Down the Line with a Smile Shadowing Nabokov by Maurice Couturier

Maurice Couturier's literary memoir, Down the Line with a Smile Shadowing Nabokov, makes its debut! Professor Couturier is Honorary President of the French Nabokov Society and the author of countless publications on Nabokov, including the influential monographs Nabokov ou la tyrannie de l'auteur (1993), Roman et censure ou la mauvaise foi d’Eros (1996), Nabokov ou la cruauté du désir (2004), Nabokov ou la tentation française (2012).

Jacqueline Hamrit's DECONSTRUCTING LOLITA (Cambridge Scholars, 2022)

This book explores how one can read and teach literature with Jacques Derrida through a series of articles on Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita, ranging from 2003 to 2017. All of them resort to the French philosopher’s works as a basis for the analysis of the different chosen literary issues such as structure, genre, character or interpretation, for example.

The book addresses both Nabokovian specialists and students of Nabokov’s works, and could, thereby, be used as teaching guidelines not only for Lolita, but also for those interested in deconstruction.


Maurice Couturier's Les ruses d'Eros: Chronique du roman moderne (Paris: Orizons, 2020) makes its debut. The last chapter of this new book deals with Nabokov. It is a new and amply revised edition of Roman et censure ou la mauvaise foi d'Eros published in 1996 and translated as Novel and 
Censorship or Eros' Bad Faith
 (Editions Universitaires Européennes, 2017).

Sabine Faye's Nabokov: Le jeu baroque

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), l’auteur célèbre des romans Lolita et Ada, est un écrivain aux multiples facettes. Imprégné de culture classique, passant d’une langue à l’autre, d’un pays à l’autre, il se démarque de ses contemporains et crée une oeuvre jubilatoire qui joue avec les codes et les conventions littéraires. Les habitudes de perception du lecteur sont constamment mises en question : une telle indétermination favorise les jeux d’illusions et les dédoublements caractéristiques de l’esthétique baroque.

Perusing Vladimir Nabokov: Studies and Materials by Andrei Babikov

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that my book "Прочтение Набокова. Изыскания и материалы" (Ivan Limbakh Publishing House, S.-Petersburg, 2019 is now available for order from abroad:


Nabokov asserts in Speak, Memory that once something has been seen, there is no unseeing it, and the afterlife of Nabokov’s translations in his compositions lend additional weight to this observation. Stanislav Shvabrin’s Between Rhyme and Reason: Vladimir Nabokov, Translation, and Dialogue explores Nabokov’s life-long involvement with translation as a form of communion with others, and Shvabrin treats Nabokov’s translations as dialogic encounters full of significance for his writings as well as his stance on translation.

Sarah Weinman's The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

A gripping account of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner and the ways in which that crime inspired Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel Lolita.

Sarah Weinman will talk about her new book with Dana Dragunoiu on Thursday, September 20, at 6:30 pm at the Ottawa Public Library, Sunnyside Branch. 

Nabokovskaia Evropa / Nabokov's Europe Almanac

At the beginning of July, Nabokov's 25 readings presented the almanac titled Nabokov's Europe. Alexey Filimonov and Evgeny Lazerow are co-editors of the anthology. The publication consists of two volumes, which include art works by Nabokovians and scientific works, translations of Nabokov's poems, and biographical material. The works of famous and novice Nabokov researchers from different countries are published in Russian and English.

Nabokov's Insomniac Dreams, edited by Gennady Barabtarlo

Gennady Barabtarlo's beautifully designed edition of Nabokov on dreams. Its core is Nabokov's 1964-65 experiment of recording his dreams to test J.W. Dunne's An Experiment with Time (1927), to see if any of his dreams were retrospectively precognitive. Also included are other dreams from Nabokov's diaries, and categorized references to dreams in his other work, with GB's commentary, and reflections on dreams, death, and time in Nabokov. Lavishly illustrated with images, especially of Nabokov's index cards and diaries, in the manner of The Original of Laura.


Nabokov-Karpovich Correspondence

Andrei Babikov's edition of Nabokov's correspondence with his friend Mikhail Karpovich, the Harvard historian of Russia, edited, with full notes, from originals in the Nabokov archive of the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library, the Nabokov papers in the Library of Congress, and the Bakhmeteff Archive at Columbia, has recently been published in Russian:

Nabokov, Vladimir. Perepiska s Mikhaylom Karpovichem: 1933-1959. Ed. Andrei A. Babikov. Moscow: Litfakt, 2018. 160pp., ill. ISBN 978-5-9500994-0-3.