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From No. 8, Spring 1982 (Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter)
Professor Nabokov: A Review Essay by Stephen Jan Parker
[Steve Parker (1939-2016) was a student of Nabokov's at Cornell, and a Professor at the University of Kansas; he was the founder of the Vladimir Nabokov Society (as it was then called) in 1978, and of its newsletter long edited by him, which became The Nabokovian and eventually "TheNabokovian.org."]
One may presume that with the appearance of Lectures on Russian Literature (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich & Bruccoli Clark, New York, 1981), following Lectures on Literature (1980), the public has now been given what is expected to be the complete record of Vladimir Nabokov's classroom teachings. If this is the case, then the reader of the two volumes of Lectures will come away with incomplete knowledge of both the content and approach that Nabokov brought to his courses. [Read More]
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 17:11
I would like to bring to your attention a two-part seminar that will take place on October 24 and October 27 titled “Nabokov’s Archives at the Pushkinskii Dom.” The seminar will take place in Russian and can be followed online. Here is the link for the program with instructions for watching:
Maurice Couturier's Les ruses d'Eros: Chronique du roman moderne (Paris: Orizons, 2020) makes its debut. The last chapter of this new book deals with Nabokov. It is a new and amply revised edition of Roman et censure ou la mauvaise foi d'Eros published in 1996 and translated as Novel and
Censorship or Eros' Bad Faith (Editions Universitaires Européennes, 2017).
Nabokov's long poem Olympicum, consisting of 260 lines and dated September 15, 1921, is published for the first time in the collection of articles and materials Emigrantica et cetera (Moscow, 2019). Foreword, publication and notes by Andrei Babikov (pp. 791-805).