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Welcome to The Nabokovian!

Submitted by stephen_blackwell on Thu, 02/28/2019 - 06:29
Welcome to the official site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS)! You can access most of the site as you wish, but to add to or edit material wiki-style, as we would love you to do, you will have to register to the site by following the protocol spelled out below.

Nabokov interview with Bernard Pivot (1975)

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:19

This interview with Bernard Pivot, on his extremely popular television booktalk show, Apostrophes, will appear in Nabokov's Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews, Interviews, and Letters to the Editor, forthcoming in the next two weeks from Knopf (New York) and Penguin (London), and co-edited by Anastasia Tolstoy and myself. The TLS allowed less than 24 hours to correct proofs and because of the time difference did not get my revisions until too late. I would have changed the introduction (edited by them from mine to the book version) to read:

 

Number 78 (Fall 2019) The Nabokovian Posted!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sun, 10/13/2019 - 11:57

The Fall 2019 issue of The Nabokovian, edited by Professor Priscilla Meyer, is now posted. The issue showcases contributions by Gavriel Shapiro, Shakeeb Arzoo, and Stephen Blackwell. Please note that access to The Nabokovian is contingent upon being a paying member of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society. IVNS can be joined here.  Recent issues of Notes and Brief commentaries can be found here.

Maurice Couturier writes letter to Le Monde

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sun, 09/29/2019 - 06:28

Maurice Couturier, president of honour of the Société Française Vladimir Nabokov, has written a letter to Le Monde on the subject of Nabokov's absence from its list of 100 novels that have excited its critics since 1944. The letter is pasted below:

Un surprenant absent parmi les « 100 meilleurs romans du Monde »

Maurice Couturier

Traducteur et spécialiste de Nabokov, éditeur de ses romans dans la

Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, je m’étonne de ne pas trouver Lolita ou Ada

dans votre classement des 100 romans qui ont « le plus enthousiasmé »

vos critiques depuis 1944, ni même le nom de cet auteur dans la liste

Welcome to our two new Associate Editors!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 07:36

It is my pleasure to announce that Drs. Gerard de Vries and Stanislav Shvabrin have been appointed by the Board of IVNS to serve in the capacity of Associate Editors of The Nabokovian. 

This appointment will enable the site to grow and expand. 

In my capacity of General Editor, I wish to thank Drs. de Vries and Shvabrin for their generous willingness to serve as Associate Editors.

With best wishes to all,

Dana

Ada Notes 1-43 and AdaOnline updates

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 19:36

Dear Adaphiles,

The notes to Ada 1.43 have been added to the Annotations section of the website, which also means the notes to Ada 1.41 are now available (with hyperlinks to motifs and illustrations) on AdaOnline. Thanks once again to Steve Blackwell for acting as editor of the new annotations, kindly continuing the momentum of his role as the last editor of the print Nabokovian.

Open Letters from the International, French, and Japanese Vladimir Nabokov Societies to Russia's Ministry of Culture

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:43

Dear Readers of The Nabokovian:

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society, the Société française Vladimir Nabokov and the Nabokov Society of Japan make a joint appeal to Russia's Ministry of Culture in three open letters. 

These urgent letters, published at the bottom of this message, were published in an article by Maria Bashmakova in Kommersant. The Ministry's reply to the last letter sent to it by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation is embedded in this same article. 

Announcing Nabokov Readings 2019 International Conference Program / Набоковские чтения – 2019 Программа международной конференции

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 06/15/2019 - 05:22

On behalf of the organizers of the annual "Nabokov Readings 2019 International Conference /

Набоковские чтения – 2019 Международнaя конференция,"

it is my great pleasure to announce the conference program. The conference takes place from

3-5 July / 3-5 июля 2019.

 

 

 

Message of Gratitude to the Société Française Vladimir Nabokov for hosting another (fourth!) superb conference, titled "Vladimir Nabokov: Histoire et Géographie"

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:03

The Société Française Vladimir Nabokov has hosted yet another magnificent conference, this time at Université Cergy-Pontoise, the Sorbonne, and Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration. Plenary speakers, Isabelle Poulin and Will Norman, delivered fascinating talks on the first two days of the conference and were accompanied by speakers from several generations of Nabokovians. At the Musée National, we listened to a seminal talk on Russian immigration, which disclosed unpublished documents from the Nina Berberova Archives (including letters and notes from Nabokov).

International Colloquium "Vladimir Nabokov: History and Geography" (Colloque International "Vladimir Nabokov: histoire et géographie")

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:03

The Societé française de Vladimir Nabokov is pleased to announce its Fourth International Symposium, "Vladimir Nabokov: Histoire et géographie." The Symposium takes place from June 6-8, 2019, at the Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Sorbonne Université, and National Museum of Immigration (Porte Dorée Palace).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VLADIMIR NABOKOV!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 04/22/2019 - 19:50

On behalf of Nabokovians worldwide, happy birthday dear Vladimir Nabokov! 

With Zoran Kuzmanovich's permission, I post these birthday greetings for everyone to enjoy, including perhaps Nabokov himself (wherever he might be perched himself):

Happy Birthday to the man whose work makes us attend to  the stained glass windows of life while we wait for the right word not only to perch itself on our keyboards but to do so without  echoing one of his too obviously.  This grateful well-wisher already knows that he did not wait long enough. 

Zoran Kuzmanovich

Saluting the good reader,

Dana

 

Large Collection of Nabokov Books for Sale

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:17

JJ Heckenhauer is a rare bookseller with a tradition for Russian books for more than 50 years. The bookseller has recently acquired a collection with more than 100 titles about Nabokov. The list is attached. If anyone is interested in this collection or thinks their institution might be interested in purchasing it, please contact Roger Sonnewald at ant@heckenhauer.de