Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov's 'Angels' poetry sequence

By anoushka_alexa…, 22 October, 2021

Hello, I was wondering if anyone had access to, or could let me know where to find, Nabokov's 'Angels' poetry sequence (a set of 9 poems written in 1918 (?). I can't easily find a reference to them anywhere (including Boyd's the Russian Years) so would appreciate any guidance. I worry they are tucked away in an archive somewhere!  I am looking at Nabokov's use of biblical language (and specifically the Wandering Jew) as influenced by Symbolists such as Maximilian Voloshin. 

Thanks :)

(you can email me directly at a.alexander-rose@soton.ac.uk) 

Alexey Sklyarenko

2 years 9 months ago

Hello, Anoushka. Ten poems of the cycle Angely (included in VN's collection Gorniy put', 1923) are available here:




If the above link does not work, try this one: http://nabokov-lit.ru/nabokov/stihi/090.htm





2 years 8 months ago

In reply to by Alexey Sklyarenko

Dear Alexey - thank you so much! I always forget that website exists... much appreciated