Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0000024, Sun, 30 May 1993 15:03:43 -0700

new publications
1) THE NABOKOVIAN, #30 (Spring 1993) has just appeared. In the unlikely
event you are not a subscriber, please note the following info. TN,
founded and edited by Steve Parker, appears twice a year and contains
"News," "Annotations," and "Abstracts". The fall issue surveys VN
bibliography for the past year. Subscriptions--$9 per annum for
individuals and $11 for institutions--should be addressed to:
Slavic Languages & Literatures
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045.

2) THE SLAVIC REVIEW, vol 52, no. 1 (Spring 1993) contains several items
of interest to Nabokov specialists.
A) $Literature, Culture, and Society in the Modern Age: In Honor of
Joseph Frank$. Eds. Edward J. Brown, Lazar Fleishman, Gregory Freidin &
Richard D. Schupach. $Stanford Slavic Studies$, vols. 4:1 & 4:2. Stanford:
Department of Slvaic Languages & Literatures, 1991, 1992. 400 & 477 pp.
Paper. contains several papers on Nabokov.
I have not yet seen the table of contents, so I can only pass on what
is mentioned in Hugh McLean's review: "The late, much lamented Edward
Brown has left us a characteristically witty and stimulating comparison of
Olesha's ENVY with Nabokov's THE GIFT. Irina Paperno, herself the author
of a brilliant study of Chernyshevsky, is uniquely qualified to analyze
what Nabokov did with the Chernyshevsky theme in the same novel. Clarence
Brown with succinct precision identifies in Nabokov a form of erlebte Rede
in reverse, which he labels `oratorio nabokoviensa."
I will provide more exact citations in the near future--unless ssome
subscriber would care to help out. Also there may be still other
Nabokov-related material there.

B) Andrew Durkin provides a deservedly brief review to VLADIMIR NABOKOV
by Tony Sharp. NY: Edward Arnold, 1991, pp 125-6.

C)Anna A. Tavis reviews JAMES JOYCE AND THE RUSSIANS by Neil Cornwell.
London: Macmillan, 1992. According to the reviewer, Cornwell devotes part
three of his monograph to "Joyce and Three Russian
Contemporaries"--Belyi, Nabokov, & Eisenstein.