Desyatov, Vyacheslav. "On a Deserted, Wave-Swept Shore...": Akunin, Pelevin, and Nabokov in 2008. 2008

Bibliographic title
"On a Deserted, Wave-Swept Shore...": Akunin, Pelevin, and Nabokov in 2008
Periodical or collection
Nabokov Online Journal
Periodical issue
v. 3
Publication year
Comment

In Russian.

Abstract

The article is devoted to detecting Nabokovian allusions in the most recent writings of three leading Russian authors. Anatoly Brusnikin's novel, Devyatnyi Spas, is believed to have actually been written and published by B. Akunin. This literary mystification is to have been inspired by Nabokov who invented the phantom poet Vasily Shishkov. In addition, Desyatov asserts that the writers Pelevin and Akunin might be well-acquainted with and might thus engage modern Nabokov scholarship, in particular the volume of articles entitled Empire N. Nabokov and Heirs (2006).