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The GoalKeeper: The Nabokov Almanac

The Goalkeeper: The Nabokov Almanac.
by Yuri Leving
ISBN 978-1-936235-19-3
326 pp. cloth

Publication Date: 30 October, 2010

Goalkeeper” is a new scholarly almanac devoted to the art of Vladimir
Nabokov. Himself an ardent goalkeeper, the author of Lolita viewed
soccer as more than a game: “I was less the keeper of a
soccer goal than the keeper of a secret” (Speak, Memory).
inaugural collection features contributions from two dozen leading
Nabokov scholars worldwide, including academic articles (Neil Cornwell,
Gerard de Vries, Samuel Schuman, and others); roundtable discussions
(Brian Boyd, Jeff Edmunds, Priscilla Meyer, David Rampton, Leona Toker);
interviews (Dmitri Nabokov, Alvin Toffler); archival materials; the
Kyoto Nabokov conference report; and book reviews (Pekka Tammi, Zoran
Kuzmanovich, Galya Diment).

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The Nabokov Almanac, edited by Yuri Leving, is affiliated with the Nabokov Online Journal, published since 2007.


virtual cornucopia of Nabokoviana! With its impressive diversity of
contributors and stylish format, Yuri Leving’s The Goalkeeper promises
to be the place to look for the latest on one of the twentieth century’s
greatest writers and most stimulating thinkers.”
-- David Bethea, Vilas Professor of Slavic Languages, University of Wisconsin-Madison / University of Oxford

Goalkeeper is a remarkable team effort. It should be required reading
for anyone interested in the life and art of Vladimir Nabokov.”
-- Leland de la Durantaye, Gardner Cowles
Associate Professor of English, Harvard University

“The book
that emerges is one of those gifts whose first impact produces in the
recipient’s mind a colored image, a blazoned blur, reflecting with such
emblematic force the sweet nature of the contributors.”
-- T.W. Thomas, Professor of Anthropology, Waindell College
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