Nabokov's complex multi-lingual, multi-cultural writings offer ever-new delights and present new challenges to their readers. This volume and its companion have been compiled to reflect something of the richness of this artistic world and the variety of responses it evokes. Here 14 original essays by an international grouping of leading Nabokov specialists, scholars prominent in other fields, offer new insights into formative influences on his thought and the dominant agencies that structure his writing: emigration, the two worlds theme and multilingualism.
JANE GRAYSON is Lecturer in Russian language and literature at SSEES, University College London. Her publications include Nabokov Translated: A Comparison of Nabokov's Russian and English Prose, Nikolay Gogol: Text and Context (co-edited with Faith Wigzell), Ideology in Russian Literature (co-edited with Richard Freeborn) and numerous articles on twentieth-century Russian and Soviet literature. - ARNOLD MCMILLIN, Professor of Russian Literature at SSEES, University College London has written extensively on Belarusian and Russian language and literature. His latest monograph is Belarusian Literature in the 1950s and 60s: Release and Renewal. - PRISCILLA MEYER is Professor of Russian at Wesleyan University and the author of Find What the Sailor Has Hidden: Vladimir Nabokov's 'Pale Fire' and other articles on Nabokov.