Vladimir Nabokov, A Bibliography of Criticism
by Dieter E. Zimmer
with additions by Jeff Edmunds

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Ada

Alter, Robert: "Ada, or the Perils of Paradise". In: Vladimir Nabokov: A Tribute (ed. Peter Quennell). New York: William Morrow, 1980, pp. 103-118. Also in: Modern Critical Views: Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Harold Bloom). New York: Chelsea House, 1987, pp. 175-190

Appel, Jr., Alfred: "Ada described". TriQuarterly (Evanston, Illinois), 17, Winter 1970, pp. 160-186

Barabtarlo, Gennady. "Basic Basque, Van Veen." The Nabokovian, Spring 1985, 14, pp. 24-26.

Begnal, Michael H. "Past, Present, Future, Death: Vladimir Nabokov's Ada." College Literature 9, no. 2 (Spring 1982), pp. 133-139.

Benyei, Tamas: "The Art of Deception: Vladimir Nabokov's Ada". Neohelicon (Budapest), 20 (1), 1993, pp. 87-96

Bontila, Ruxanda. “Photography as Anamnesis within Nabokov’s Bend Sinister and Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle.” Messages, Sages, and Ages, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on British and American Studies Suceava University, Editura Universitatii Suceava, 2006. 247-57 (ISBN 10 973-666217-9; 13 978-973-666-217-1).

Boyd, Brian: Nabokov's Ada: The Place of Consciousness. Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis 1985

Boyd, Brian. "Ada" in Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991), pp. 536- 562.

Boyd, Brian. "Annotations to Ada." The Nabokovian, 30 (Spring 1993)- . As of 4/27/04, the full text of Ada, accompanied by Brian Boyd's extensive annotations, is available as ADAonline.

Boyd, Brian. "L'Art et l'ardeur d'Ada." Europe, 791 (March 1995), pp. 106-114.

Boyd, Brian: "Ada". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 3-18

Bulhof, Francis: "Dutch Footnotes to Nabokov's Ada". In: A Book of Things about Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Carl R. Proffer). Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1974, p. 291

Cancogni, Annapaola. "'My Sister, Do You Still Recall?': Chateaubriand/Nabokov." Comparative Literature (Eugene, OR), Spring 1983, 35:2, pp. 140-166.

Cancogni, Annapaola: The Mirage in the Mirror: Nabokov's Ada and Its French Pre- Texts. New York: Garland, 1985

Chevalier, Jean-Louis: Le Jeu de l'oncle: Divertimento: A propos d'un personnage d'Ada. Delta (Montpellier), 17, Octobre 1983, pp. 75-86

Chevalier, Jean-Louis. "Chevalier/Chevalier." The Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter, Fall 1983, 11, p. 43.

Christensen, Inger. "Nabokov's Ada: Metafiction as Aesthetic Bliss." In Inger Christensen, The Meaning of Metafiction: A Critical Study of Selected Novels by Sterne, Nabokov, Barth, and Beckett (Bergen, Norway: Universitetsforlaget, 1981), pp. 37-56.

Clark, Beverly L. "Contradictions and Confirmations in Ada." College Literature (West Chester, PA), Winter 1981, 8:1, pp. 53-62.

Clark, Beverly L.: "Dark Ada, Light Lucette, and Van". Studies in American Fiction (Boston, MA), 12, 1984, pp. 79-86

Couturier, Maurice: "Ada, traité de l'échange poétique". Delta (Montpellier), 17, Octobre 1983, pp. 101-127

Couturier, Maurice: "Death and Symbolic Exchange in Nabokov's Ada". Canadian-American Slavic Studies (Vancouver, British Columbia), 19 (3), Fall 1985, pp. 295-305

Couturier, Maurice. Roman et censure, ou la mauvaise foi d'Eros. Seyssel: Champ Vallon, 1996. (Chapter 5 is devoted entirely to a study of Lolita and Ada in the context of censorship. The author's English version of this chapter is available in Zembla.)

Edelnant, Jay: "The Yellow Brick Road of Nabokov's Ada". Russian Literature TriQuarterly (Ann Arbor, MI), 24, 1991, pp. 141-150

Field, David. "Fluid Worlds: Lem's Solaris and Nabokov's Ada." Science Fiction Studies (Greencastle, IN), Nov. 1986, 13:40, pp. 329-344.

Fry, Paul H.: "Moving Van: The Neverland Veens of Nabokov's Ada". Contemporary Literature (Madison, WI), 26, 1985, pp. 123-139

Gault, P: "Ethos et Nar(r)atos: Ada et ses cousines: Quête d'une syntaxe du désir". Delta (Montpellier), 17, Octobre 1983, pp. 87-99

Giblett, Rodney. "Childhood Secret Languages as Antilanguage." Neophilologus (Dordrecht, Netherlands), Jan. 1991, 75:1, pp. 1-10.

Golden, Herbert Alan. A Study of Games Played in Ada, or Ardor, a Family Chronicle, by Vladimir Nabokov. Ph.D. thesis, Northwestern University, 1972.

Hayles, N. Katherine: "Making a Virtue of Necessity: Pattern and Freedom in Nabokov's Ada". Contemporary Literature, 23 (1), 1982, pp. 32-51

Hayles, N. Katherine. "Ambivalence: Symmetry, Asymmetry, and the Physics of Time Reversal in Nabokov's Ada." In N. Katherine Hayles, The Cosmic Web: Scientific Field Models and Literary Strategies in the Twentieth Century (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984), pp. 111-138.

Hutcheon, Linda; Kalman, C. Gyorgy (tr.). "A hatasrol es a szovegkozisegrol." Helikon: Vilagirodalmi Figyelo (Budapest, Hungary), 1983, 29:1, pp. 57-64. [In Hungarian; compares D. M. Thomas' The White Hotel to Ada.]

Johnson, D[onald) Barton: "Nabokov's Ada and Puskin's Eugene Onegin". Slavic and East European Journal (Madison, MD), 15, 1971, pp. 316-323

Johnson, D. Barton. "A Possible Anti-Source for Ada, or, Did Nabokov Read German Novels?" The Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter, Fall 1981, 7, pp. 21-24.

Johnson, D. Barton. "The Scrabble Game in Ada or Taking Nabokov Clitorally." Journal of Modern Literature (Philadelphia, PA), May 1982, 9:2, pp. 291-303.

Johnson, D[onald] Barton: "The Labyrinth of Incest in Nabokov's Ada". Comparative Literature (Eugene, OR), 38, 1986, pp. 224-255

Johnson, D. Barton. "Ada's Percy de Prey as the Marlborough Man." The Nabokovian, Fall 1991, 27, pp. 45-52.

Johnson, D. Barton. "Ada and Percy: Bereft Maidens and Dead Officers." The Nabokovian, Spring 1993, 30, pp. 55-57.

Kazin, Alfred: "In the Mind of Nabokov". Saturday Review (New York), 10 May 1969, pp. 27-29, 35

Larmour, David H. J. "Subsidunt montes et iuga celsa ruunt (Ada 355)." The Nabokovian, Spring 1986, 16, pp. 30-32.

Leonard, Jeffrey: "In place of lost time: Ada". TriQuarterly (Evanston, IL), 17, Winter 1970, pp. 136-146

Mason, Bobbie Ann: Nabokov's Garden: A Guide to Ada. Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1974

Miller, Mary Kathryn Bradley. From Antiterra to Macondo. Ph.D., 1990. [Compares Ada with Garcia-Marquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude.]

Morrison, James Emerson. The Last Testament and the Modern Imagination. Ph.D., 1989. [T. S. Eliot, Nabokov's Ada, Orson Welles, theories of Kierkegaard and Bakhtin.]

Muller, H. H. "Nabokovs Kritik an der Stream-of-consciousness-technique." Anglistik und Englischunterricht (Heidelberg, Germany), April 1981, 13, pp. 71-81.

Nicol, Charles: "Ada or Disorder". In: Nabokov's Fifth Arc (ed. J.E. Rivers, Charles Nicol). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1982, pp. 230-241

Nicol, Charles. "Abraham Milton." The Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter, Fall 1983, 11, pp. 47-48.

Petillon, Pierre-Yves. "Vladimir Nabokov: Ada ou la double éducation sentimentale." Magazine littéraire (ISSN 0024-9707), (331), 1995, p. 89-91.

Pifer, Ellen: "Dark Paradise: Shades of Heaven and Hell in Ada". Modern Fiction Studies (Lafayette, IN), 25, 1979, pp. 481-497

Proffer, Carl: "Ada as Wonderland: A Glossary of Allusions to Russian Literature". Russian Literature TriQuarterly (Ann Arbor, MI), 3, 1971, pp. 399-430

Rivers, J. E. "Nabokov's Ada." Explicator (Washington, DC), Spring 1981, 39:3, pp. 46-47.

Rivers, J. E., William Walker: "Notes to Vivian Darkbloom's Notes to Ada". In: Nabokov's Fifth Arc (ed. J.E. Rivers / Charles Nicol). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1982, pp. 260-295

Rivers, J. E.: "Proust, Nabokov, and Ada". In: Critical Essays on Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Phyllis A. Roth). Boston, MA: G.K. Hall, 1984, pp. 134-156

Seidel, Michael: "Stereoscope: Nabokov's Ada and Pale Fire". In: Modern Critical Views: Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Harold Bloom). New York: Chelsea House, 1987, pp. 235-258

Siccama, Wilma; Van der Weide, Jack. "Een sleutel in Meppel. Nederlandse aantekeningen bij Vladimir Nabokovs Ada." Maatstaf, 1995, no. 6, pp. 17-27. [In Dutch. The authors inventory all the references in Ada to the Netherlands, the Dutch language, Dutch painters, etc, leading to a new hypothesis about the origin of the name Van Veen.]

Sklyarenko, Alexey. "Aleksandr Blok's Dreams as Enacted in Ada by Van Veen--and Vice Versa." Zembla, 9/16/05.

Sklyarenko, Alexey. "Terra i Antiterra: dva mira, dve pravdy." Zembla, 5/4/07 (in Word format).

Sklyarenko, Alexey. "IAgody 'Ady' i iady IAgody: otravleniia u Nabokova i v Sovetskoi Rossii." Zembla, 5/4/07 (in Word format).

Sklyarenko, Alexey. "Genealogicheskoe drevo iada semeistva Vinov: rol' pushkinskogo 'Anchara' v povesti Turgeneva "Zatish'e" i v Ade Nabokova." Zembla, 9/5/07 (in Word format).

Sklyarenko, Alexey. "Ada kak roman-sharadoid." Zembla, 9/5/07 (in Word format).

Sklyarenko, Alexey. "Poluchit li babushka rozhdestvenskuiu otkrytku, ili otchego zagorelsia baronskii ambar v Ade?" Zembla, 9/5/07 (in Word format).

Suzuki, Akira. "Henyo to Haishin--Vladimir Nabokov no Ada [Transfigurations and Betrayals in Vladimir Nabokov's Ada]." Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku Ronshu. No. 66 (2003) 1-22. (In Japanese, with summary in English.)

Tammi, Pekka. "Some Remarks on Flaubert and Ada." The Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter, Fall 1981, 7, pp. 19-21.

Tammi, Pekka. "The True Batch Outboys the Riot." The Nabokovian, Spring 1990, 24, pp. 39-42.

Teyssandier, Henri. "Couples et doubles: Configurations corporelles dans Ada de Vladimir Nabokov." In Bernard Brugière ed., Les Figures du corps dans la littérature et la peinture anglaises et américaines de la Renaissance à nos jours (Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 1991), pp. 257- 264.

Thibault, Paul. "Narrative Discourse as a Multi-Level System of Communication: Some Theoretical Proposals Concerning Bakhtin's Dialogic Principle." Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature (Manhattan, KS), Fall 1984, 9:1, pp. 89-117.

Thibault, Paul J.: Social Semiotics as Praxis: Text, Social Meaning Making, and Nabokov's Ada. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1991

Updike, John: "Van Loves Ada, Ada Loves Van." The New Yorker, 2 August 1969

Zeller, Nancy Anne: "The Spiral of Time in Ada". A Book of Things about Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Carl R. Proffer). Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1974, pp. 280-290

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