The Nabokov Almanac. Ed. Yuri Leving. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2010.
The Goalkeeper: The Nabokov Almanac. Ed. by Yuri Leving. Boston:
Academic Studies Press, 2010.ISBN 978-1-936235-19-3
326 pp. cloth
Publication Date: 30 October, 2010
“The Goalkeeper” is a new scholarly almanac devoted to the art of Vladimir Nabokov. Himself an ardent goalkeeper, the author of Lolita viewed soccer as more than a game: “I was less the keeper of a soccer goal than the keeper of a secret” (Speak, Memory). The inaugural collection features contributions from two dozen leading Nabokov scholars worldwide, including academic articles (Neil Cornwell, Gerard de Vries, Samuel Schuman, and others); roundtable discussions (Brian Boyd, Jeff Edmunds, Priscilla Meyer, David Rampton, Leona Toker); interviews (Dmitri Nabokov, Alvin Toffler); archival materials; the Kyoto Nabokov conference report; and book reviews (Pekka Tammi, Zoran Kuzmanovich, Galya Diment).
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“A virtual cornucopia of Nabokoviana! With its impressive diversity of contributors and stylish format, Yuri Leving’s The Goalkeeper promises to be the place to look for the latest on one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers and most stimulating thinkers.” -- David Bethea, Vilas Professor of Slavic Languages, University of Wisconsin-Madison / University of Oxford
“The Goalkeeper is a remarkable team effort. It should be required reading for anyone interested in the life and art of Vladimir Nabokov.” -- Leland de la Durantaye, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of English, Harvard University
“The book that emerges is one of those gifts whose first impact produces in the recipient’s mind a colored image, a blazoned blur, reflecting with such emblematic force the sweet nature of the contributors.” -- T.W. Thomas, Professor of Anthropology, Waindell College
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From the Editor
Brian Boyd, Jeff Edmunds, Maria Malikova, Leona Toker
NABOKOV STUDIES: STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIELD AND SCHOLARLY COOPERATION
First Time Ball
ORHAN PAMUK AND VLADIMIR NABOKOV ON DOSTOEVSKY
SACRIFICING THE MAIDEN(’S)HEAD: DECODING NABOKOV’S BURLESQUE OF SEX AND VIOLENCE IN INVITATION TO A BEHEADING
IRONY BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN: INTERNAL ESCAPE FROM TOTALITARIANISM IN NABOKOV’S INVITATION TO A BEHEADING
NABOKOV’S INVITATION TO PLATO’S BEHEADING
Alice Lotvin Birney, Isaac Gewirtz, Tatiana Ponomareva, Katherine Reagan
INSTITUTIONALIZING NABOKOV: MUSEUM, ARCHIVE, EXHIBITION
Narrowing the Angle
A NEOPHYTE’S COLLISION WITH VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH
Gerard de Vries
NABOKOV’S PALE FIRE AND ALEXANDER POPE
PICTURING MEMORY, PUNCTURING VISION: VLADIMIR NABOKOV’S PALE FIRE
TWO NOTES ON PALE FIRE
A FOLD OF THE MARQUISETTE: NABOKOV’S LEPIDOPTERY IN VISUAL MEDIA
“LAURA IS NOT EVEN THE ORIGINAL’S NAME”
An Interview with Dmitri Nabokov by Suellen Stringer-Hye
One Touch Pass
NABOKOV ACROSS THE LINES
“WHICH IS SEBASTIAN?” WHAT’S IN A (SHAKESPEAREAN AND NABOKOVIAN) NAME?
AESTHETICS AND SIN: THE NYMPH AND THE FAUN IN HAWTHORNE’S THE MARBLE FAUN AND NABOKOV’S LOLITA
NABOKOV AND COUNT MIRSKY
An Interview with Alvin Toffler by Yuri Leving
“LOST IN TRANSIT”
Priscilla Meyer, David Rampton, Christine Raguet, Corinne Scheiner
“The book is dazzlingly brilliant… but”
Two early internal reviews of Nabokov’s The Gift Publication by Yuri Leving
“Revising Nabokov Revising.” International Nabokov Conference in Kyoto, Japan, March 24-27, 2010.
Chasing Lolita: How Popular Culture Corrupted Nabokov’s Little Girl All Over Again (ZOE AIANO)
Zoran Kuzmanovich and Galya Diment, Eds.
Approaches to Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita (JOSEPH LYNCH)
Brian Boyd and Stanislav Shvabrin, Eds.
Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry, selected and translated by Vladimir Nabokov (ROSE FRANCE)
Andrei Babikov, Ed.
Vladimir Nabokov. Tragediia gospodina Morna: P’esy, lektsii o drame (SIGGY FRANK)
Russian Subtexts in Nabokov’s Fiction: Four Essays (JAN F. ZESCHKY)