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In Memoriam: English Translation and German original of Dieter E. Zimmer's 1959 review of LOLITA

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 07:32

To mark the occasion of Dieter E. Zimmer's passing away on June 19, 2020, Brian Boyd has translated into English Dieter's 1959 review of Lolita

With Brian's permission, I am posting his English translation below (there is also a pdf version accessible here). The German original can be read below or in pdf here or in the context of Dieter's incomparable website


DIE ZEIT/Literatur, Nr.42, 16 October 1959, pp.9-10

In Memoriam: Dieter E. Zimmer (1934-2020) by Brian Boyd

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:08

​Dieter Eduard Zimmer, essayist, editor, translator, an intellectually “incorruptible” “Renaissance man” (I quote from the German Wikipedia) and among much else Nabokov’s most important translator, editor, and longest-serving scholar, has died in Berlin on June 19, 2020, aged 85.

Nabokov Readings '20: Interview with Brian Boyd, July 3

Submitted by Stanislav_Shvabrin on Sat, 06/27/2020 - 17:14

This year's Nabokov Readings in St. Petersburg, Russia, will feature an open online interview with Brian Boyd. To submit a question for an online event scheduled to take place on July 3, please follow this link. The Russian GoogleDocs form linked here prompts you to enter a valid email address and type in your question (note: the separate blank field for questions is mislabeled "your answer" at the time of this post's publication).