Given as plenary at the Kyoto International Vladimir Nabokov Conference in March 2010.
Reprinted as ch. 10, "The Psychological Work of Fictional Play," in Boyd, Stalking Nabokov.
Translated into Bulgarian: “Психологът,” Literaturen Vestnik (Sofia), June 19, 2013, 1, 12-13. Trans. РАДОСТИН ЖЕЛЕВ (Radostin Zhelev).
Nabokov as psychologist in his characterization and in the strategies he prepares for readers, as understood through the lenses of congitive science. Based on a close reading of a passage from Ada, I.4.