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Submitted by Tatiana-Ponomareva
on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 06:05
For many years Dieter Zimmer's website was the place where you went for accurate, well-documented information on a lot of things on Nabokov. His research on Sergey Nabokov's life and death, especially, was important in the way it, for the first time, presented his story in all its tragic clarity. And his works on Nabokov's Berlin are the primary source for those who want to learn about the city in which Nabokov became the writer we know.
The Nabokov Readings 2020 online conference was opened with a tribute to Dieter Zimmer. This is all we could do, belatedly, to honor his exceptional contribution to Nabokov studies.
Submitted by dana_dragunoiu
on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 06:03
I am very sad to hear that Dieter has passed away. He was one of the first admirers and commentators of Nabokov, one of the most dedicated scholars on his works, his biography, his butterflies, plus a rigorous translator. The Nabokov community owes him a great deal and his name will remain attached to that of the author of Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada. I have his annotated editions on my shelves and made an abundant use of them.
Andrei Babikov's edition of Nabokov's correspondence with his friend Mikhail Karpovich, the Harvard historian of Russia, edited, with full notes, from originals in the Nabokov archive of the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library, the Nabokov papers in the Library of Congress, and the Bakhmeteff Archive at Columbia, has recently been published in Russian:
Nabokov, Vladimir. Perepiska s Mikhaylom Karpovichem: 1933-1959. Ed. Andrei A. Babikov. Moscow: Litfakt, 2018. 160pp., ill. ISBN 978-5-9500994-0-3.