Couturier, Maurice. A Forty-year Journey in Nabokovland. 2009

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A Forty-year Journey in Nabokovland
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Nabokov Online Journal
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v. 3
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Abstract

Couturier shares with readers his memoir "A Forty-year Journey in Nabokovland." This is a chronicle of Couturier's long life with Nabokov's works and ghost, and therefore a continuation of the memoirs of his peasant childhood, Chronique de l'oubli (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2008). This is the tale, at once sad and funny, of a passionate love for a prestigious author who largely contributed to shaping the life of his exegete. It is also a sincere attempt on the part of the latter to reassess his relationship with other Nabokov specialists in the English-speaking world and to contemplate his contribution to Nabokov studies.