Boyd, Brian. Nabokov as Psychologist: Routes for Exploration. 2010

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Nabokov as Psychologist: Routes for Exploration
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Revising Nabokov Revising: Proceedings of the International Nabokov Conference
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Collected as ch. 10, "The Psychological Work of Fictional Play," in Brian Boyd, Stalking Nabokov.

Also translated into Japanese, as “Shinri Gakusha toshite no Nabokov—Kenkyu no Susumekata” (“Nabokov as Psychologist”). Trans. Gen-ichiro Itakura. In Tadashi Wakashima and Mitsuyoshi Numano, eds. Revising Nabokov Revising (Kakinaosu Nabokov, Yominaosu Nabokov). Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 2011, 214-34.


Nabokov's style as a revelation of his understanding of the psychology of characters and readers, in the light of cognitive science.