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


D. Books and Dissertations (General)

Alexandrov, Vladimir E.: Nabokov's Otherworld. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1991

Allan, Nina: Madness, Death and Disease in the Fiction of Vladimir Nabokov. Birmingham: Dept. of Russian Language and Literature, University of Birmingham, 1994

Alpert, Robert David. Formal Consolations: Parody, Figure, and Modernity in the Work of Vladimir Nabokov. Ph.D., Boston College, 1992.

Anastas'ev, Nikolai A.: Fenomen Nabokova. Moskva: Sovetskii pisatel', 1992

Anderson, Terry P.: A Formal Analysis of the Theme of Art in Nabokov's Russian Novels. McGill University, Ph.D. 1974

Appel, Jr., Alfred. Nabokov's Dark Cinema (New York: Oxford University Press, 1974).

Asaert, Hilde. De Vicieuze Verbeelding: over Vladimir Nabokov. Borgerhout : Dedalus, 1983. [In Dutch].

Bader, Julia: Crystal Land: Artifice in Nabokov's English Novels. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1972

Baldwin, Kenneth Huntress. Autobiography as Art: An Essay Illustrated by Studies of the Autobiographies of Henry Adams, Ernest Hemingway, and Vladimir Nabokov. Ph.D. thesis, Johns Hopkins University, 1970.

Barabtarlo, Gennady: Aerial View: Essays on Nabokov's Art and Metaphysics. Bern/New York: Peter Lang, 1993

Barzakh, Anatolii. Obratnyi perevod: neskol'ko soobrazhenii o proze V.V. Nabokova. Sankt-Peterburg: Mitin zhurnal, 1995.

Beaujour, Elizabeth Klosty. Alien Tongues: Bilingual Russian Writers of the "First" Emigration. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1989.

Belobrovsteva, Irina et al. (eds.). Kul'tura russkoi diaspory--Vladimir Nabokov--100: materialy nauchnoi konferentsii (Tallinn-Tartu, 14-17 ianvaria 1999). Tallinn: TPÜ Kirjastus, 2000.

Ben-Amos, Anat. Imagination and Literature in the Russian Prose of Vladimir Nabokov. Thesis (Ph.D.), Dept. of Literature, University of Essex, 1999.

Bienstock, Beverly Gray. The Self-Conscious Artist in Contemporary American Fiction. Ph.D. thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973. [On Nabokov and John Barth.]

Bodenstein, Jürgen: "The Excitement of Verbal Adventure": A Study of Vladimir Nabokov's English Prose. Ruprecht-Karl-Universität Heidelberg, Phil.Diss. 1977

Bontila, Ruxanda. Vladimir Nabokov's English Novels: The Art of Defusing Subjectivism. Thesis (Ph.D). Bucuresti: Editura Didactica si Pedagogica R.A., 2004.

Boyd, Brian. Stalking Nabokov. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

Boyd, Brian. Nabokov's Ada: The Place of Consciousness (Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1985) [for the first two sections, on N and the Reader, N and the World. pp. 13-88].

Brenalvirez, Irene E.: Vladimir Nabokov: The Theme and Practice of Art. Arizona State University, Ph.D. 1970

Brown, Betsy Etheridge. Palliatives of Articulate Art: Narrators and Point of View in the English Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. Ph.D. thesis, Ohio State University, 1978.

Bruss, Paul. Victims, Textual Strategies in Recent American Fiction. Lewisburg [Pa.]: Bucknell University Press ; London: Associated University Presses, c1981.

Buhks, Nora. Eshafot v khrustal'nom dvortse. O russkikh romanakh V. Nabokova. Moskva: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 1998.

Buhks, Nora (ed.). Vladimir Nabokov-Sirine: Les années européennes. Paris: Institut d'études slaves; Paris: Centre d'études slaves, 1999. (Cultures et sociétées de l'Est, 33 and Cahiers de l'émigration russe, 5).

Chupin, Yannicke. Vladimir Nabokov : fictions d'écrivains. (Paris : PUPS. Presses de l'universite´ Paris-Sorbonne, 2009.)

Clancy, Laurie: The Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. London: Macmillan Press, 1984

Clifton, Gladys Marie. The Fictional Texture of Three Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. Ph.D. thesis, University of Iowa, 1978.

Connolly, Julian W.: Nabokov's Early Fiction: Patterns of Self and Other. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993

Connolly, Julian W. (ed.). Nabokov and His Fiction: New Perspectives. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Cornwell, Neil. Vladimir Nabokov. Plymouth, U.K.: Northcote House in association with the British Council, 1999 (Writers and their work).

Cortese, James: The Unseeing I: Narrative Masks in the Fiction of Vladimir Nabokov. University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. 1979

Couturier, Maurice: Nabokov. Lausanne: L'Age d'homme, 1979 [Reviewed in Zembla by Jeff Edmunds.]

Couturier, Maurice. Textual Communication: A Print-Based Theory of the Novel. London and New York: Routledge, 1990. (Includes long passages on Nabokov in Chapter 5.)

Couturier, Maurice: Nabokov ou la tyrannie de l'auteur. Paris: Seuil (Collection Poétique), 1992 [For mention of a review of Brian McHale, see here.]

Couturier, Maurice. La Figure de l'auteur. Paris: Seuil (Collection Poétique),1995. (Long passages on Nabokov throughout; see especially Chapter 5.)

Davydov, Sergej: 'Teksty-Matreshki' Vladimira Nabokova. München: Otto Sagner, 1982

De Jong, John Martin. The Persevering Eye : the Reader and Vladimir Nabokov. Ph.D. thesis, UCLA, 1994.

de la Durantaye, Leland. Style is Matter: The Moral Art of Vladimir Nabokov. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2007.

Desanti, Dominique: Vladimir Nabokov: essais et rèves. Paris: Julliard, 1994 [Reviewed in Zembla by Jeff Edmunds.]

Dmitrienko,Ol'ga. Voskhozhdenie k Nabokovu. Sankt-Peterburg: Firma "Glagol", 1998.

Dow, William, and Colette Gerbaud (eds.). Nabokov [second part of Formes et structures génériques du roman policier]. Paris: Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 1996 (Americana (Paris, France), no. 13).

Dureau, Yona. Nabokov ou le sourire du chat. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2001. 501 pp. ISBN 2-7475-1061-1. (Reviewed by Jansy Berndt De Souza Mello in Nabokov Studies 8 (2004) pp. 204-209.)

Engelking, Leszek: Vladimir Nabokov. Warszawa: Czytelnik, 1989

Field, Andrew: Nabokov: His Life in Art. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1967

Field, Jere David. Nabokov's Sense of Balance. PhD, University of Virginia, 1982.

Flannagan, Roy Catesby, III. Beauty of Distance: A Study of the Landscape Descriptions in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Ph.D, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1996.

Fortier, Mardelle Eide: Memory and the Illusion of Time: Proust and Nabokov. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. 1978.

Foster, Jr., John Burt: Nabokov's Art of Memory and European Modernism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993

Fowler, Douglas: Reading Nabokov. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1974

Fraysse, Suzanne. Folie, écriture et lecture dans l'oeuvre de Vladimir Nabokov. Aix-en-Provence: Publications de l'Université de Provence, 2000.

Fujikawa, Yoshiyuki: Fukei no shigaku. Tokyo: Hakusuisha, 1983

Garfinkel, Nancy. The Intimacy of Imagination: A Study of the Self in Nabokov's English Novels. PhD, 1981.

Garner, Clifford Lloyd. Art and Ardor in the Poetry and Prose of Vladimir Nabokov. PhD, 1990.

Geissinger, Eric Ladnor. Repetition in the novels and short stories of Vladimir Nabokov. San Francisco State University, M.A. Thesis, 1995.

Gezari, Janet Krasny: Game Fiction: The World of Play and the Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University, Ph.D. 1971

Grabes, Herbert: Erfundene Biographien: Vladimir Nabokovs englische Romane. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1975. English: Fictitious Biographies: Vladimir Nabokov's English Novels. den Haag: Mouton, 1977

Grayson, Jane: Nabokov Translated: A Comparison of Nabokov's Russian and English Prose. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977

Grayson, Jane, Arnold McMillin, and Priscilla Meyer, eds. Nabokovís World. Vol. 1: The Shape of Nabokovís World. Vol. 2: Reading Nabokov. Studies in Russia and East Europe. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2002. (This volume is reviewed by Pekka Tammi in the journal Partial Answers: Pekka Tammi, Nabokov's World, ed. Jane Grayson, Arnold McMillin, and Priscilla Meyer. Partial Answers 1/1 [January 2003]: 161-65.)

Grishakova, Marina. The Models of Space, Time and Vision in V. Nabokov's Fiction: Narrative Strategies and Cultural Frames. (Tartu Semiotics Library 5), Tartu University Press, 2006 [available from the online bookseller Krisostomus]. Reviewed by Stephen Blackwell (Slavic and East European Journal 2007, vol. 51, N 3), Neil Cornwell (Slavic Review, 2007, vol. 66, N 3), Leland de la Durantaye (Studies in the Novel, 2008, vol. 41),
Brian McHale (Recherche Littéraire/ Literary Research 2008, vol. 24), Will Norman (Slavonic and East European Review, vol. 85, N 4), and Barbara Wyllie (Partial Answers 2009, January, vol. 7, N 1).

Grossmith, Robert. Other States of Being: Nabokov's Two-World Metaphysic. PhD, 1988.

Hof, Renate: Das Spiel des Unreliable Narrator: Aspekte Unglaubwürdigen Erzählens im Werk von Vladimir Nabokov. Universität München, Phil. Diss. 1982. München: Fink, 1984

Höllen, Christopher: Der Tod im Werk Vladimir Nabokovs: Terra Incognita. Universität Köln, Phil.Diss. 1990. München, Germany: Sagner, 1990

Hughes, Philip Russell. The Knight Moves of Mind : Nabokov's Use of Illusion to Transcend the Limits of Life and Art. Ph.D. thesis, Boston University, 1974.

Hull, Frederick Lee. Nabokov: A Study in Structure. PhD, 1984.

Hultquist, Marianne K. Meyer. The Magic of Nabokov. Ph.D. thesis, University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1973.

Hyde, G[eorge] M[alcolm]: Vladimir Nabokov: America's Russian Novelist. London: Marion Boyars, 1977

Johnson, D[onald] Barton: Worlds in Regression: Some Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1985

Kecht, Maria-Regina: Das Groteske im Prosawerk von Vladimir Nabokov. Bonn: Bouvier, 1983

Khasin, Gregory. The Theatre of Privacy: Vision, Self and Narrative in Nabokov's Russian Language Novels. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Chicago, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, June 1999.

Krasukhin, G.G. (ed.). E. Zamiatin, A.N. Tolstoi, A. Platonov, V. Nabokov: v pomoshch' prepodavateliam, starsheklassnikam i abiturientam. Moskva: Izd-vo Moskovskogo universiteta, 1997.

Kuzmanovich, Zoran. 'The fine fabric of deceit': Nabokov and His Readers. PhD, 1988.

Lavagnino, John. Nabokov's Realism. Thesis (Ph. D.), Brandeis University, 1998.

Lee, L[awrence] L.: Vladimir Nabokov. (Twayne's United States Authors Series, 266). Boston, MA: G.K. Hall, 1976

Levy, Alan: The Velvet Butterfly. Sag Harbor, New York: The Permanent Press, 1984

Linetskii, Vadim: Anti-Bakhtin: Luchshaia Kniga o Vladimire Nabokove. Sankt-Peterburg: Tipografiia im. Kotliakova, 1994

Liukhsemburg, A.M. and Rakhimkulova, G.F. Magistr igry Vivian Van Bok: Igra slov v proze Vladimira Nabokova v svete teorii kalambura [in Russian, with added title page in English: Magister Ludi Vivian Van Bock: Word Play in Vladimir Nabokov's Prose in the Light of a Theory of Puns]. Rostov-na-Donu : Izd-vo instituta massovykh kommunikatsii, 1996. ISBN 5726600185. 201 pp.

Lokrantz, Jessie Thomas: The Underside of the Weave: Some Stylistic Devices Used by Vladimir Nabokov. University of Upsala, Phil.Diss. 1973. Uppsala, Sweden: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 11, 1973

Long, Lowell Scott. The Marginal Imagination: Exile and Narrative in Vladimir Nabokov's American Novels. PhD, 1990.

Lüdke, Werner Martin, Delf Schmidt, and Dieter E. Zimmer (hrgs.). Vladimir Nabokov. Reinbek bei Hamburg : Rowohlt, 1997 (Literaturmagazin, No. 40).

Luijters, Guus. Vladimir Nabokov. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij De Bezige Bij, 1996. ISBN 9023436083.

Maddox, Lucy: Nabokov's Novels in English. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1983

Maixent, Jocelyn. Leçon littéraire sur Vladimir Nabokov: de La Méprise à Ada. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1995.

Majhanovich, Ljubo Dragoljub: The Early Prose of Nabokov-Sirin: A Commentary on Themes, Style, Structure. University of Illinois, Ph.D. 1976

Manolescu, Monica. Jeux de mondes. L'ailleurs chez Vladimir Nabokov. Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2010.

Mazierska, Ewa. Nabokov's Cinematic Afterlife. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Comany, 2011.

McKay, Melanie. Spatial Form and Simultaneity in Nabokov's Fiction. PhD, 1983.

Medaric, Magdalena: Od Masenjke do Lolite: Pripovjedacki svijet Vladimira Nabokova. Zagreb, Croatia: August Cesarec, 1989

Mel'nikov, N.G. (ed.). Klassik bez retushi: literaturnyii mir o tvorchestve Vladimira Nabokova. Moskva: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2000.

Morton, Donald E. Vladimir Nabokov. New York: F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1974.

Mroz, Edith Maria Fay. Vladimir Nabokov and Romantic Irony. PhD, 1989.

Muliarchik, A. S. Russkaia proza Vladimira Nabokova. Moskva : Izd-vo Moskovskogo universiteta, 1997. 137 pp. ISBN 5211034678. (Discusses all of Nabokov's published Russian-era prose, as well as Drugie berega, Volshebnik, and the Russian translation of Lolita.)

Myers, Rachel. Vladimir Nabokov: Time, Death, Memory and the Dialectic. Claremont Graduate School, M.A. Thesis, 1995.

Nassar, Joseph Michael. The Russian in Nabokov's English Novels. Ph.D. thesis, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1977.

Nester, Robbi L. Kellman. Doubling and Discovery: Vladimir Nabokov's Literary Games. University of California, Irvine, PhD, 1993.

Nicol, Charles David. Types of Formal Structure in Selected Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. Ph.D. thesis, Bowling Green State University, 1970.

Norman, Will, and Duncan White (eds.). Transitional Nabokov. Oxford; New York : Peter Lang, 2009. ISBN 9783039115259.

Numano, Mitsuyoshi. Tetsuya no Katamari: Bomei Bungakuron [A String of Sleepless Nights: Essays on Exile Literature] (Tokyo: Sakuhinsha, 2002). (Akiko Nakata writes: The book is a collection of recent essays on Nabokov, Singer, Cannetti, Brotsky and others. Five essays are on Nabokov: "Looking for Nabokov," "How Russian is Nabokov As an Author?," "When a 'Russian-speaking Demon' Meets an 'English-speaking Lover'," "Having a Row with Dear Bunny," "Toward a Re-assessment of the Great Unread Author.")

Olson, Karin Barbara Ingeborg: More 'There' Than 'Here': The Special Space and Time of Nabokov's Fiction. University of MI, Ph.D. 1989

Packman, David: Vladimir Nabokov: The Structure of Literary Desire. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1982

Page, Norman, ed. Nabokov: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1982.

Parker, Mary Elizabeth. Nabokov: The Artist Against Caprice. PhD, 1989.

Parker, Stephen Jan. Vladimir Nabokov--Sirin as Teacher: The Russian Novels. Ph.D. thesis, Cornell University, 1969.

Parker, Stephen Jan: Understanding Vladimir Nabokov. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1987

Patteson, Richard F. The Viewer and the View: Perception and Narration in Nabokov's English Novels. Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1975.

Paunovic, Zoran. Gutaci blede vatre: americki roman Vladimira Nabokova. Beograd: Prosveta, 1997.

Pechal, Zdenêk. Hra v románu Vladimíra Nabokova. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 1999.

Pellérdi, Márta. The European Tradition in the English Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. PhD. Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2004.

Pellérdi, Márta. "The Function of Time and Memory in
Nabokov's English Fictitious Biographies," in "What Then is
Time?": Responses in English and American Literature
. Ed. Tibor
Fabinyi. Piliscsaba: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 2001, pp. 152-163.

Pellérdi, Márta. Nabokov's Palace: The American Novels (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010). ISBN 9781443824101.

Pifer, Ellen: Nabokov and the Novel. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press 1980

Poulin, Isabelle. Vladimir Nabokov lecteur de l'autre. Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2005. (On Nabokov as a reader of French literature.)

Raguet-Bouvart, Christine. Vladimir Nabokov: la poétique du masque. Paris: Belin, c2000 (Voix américaines).

Rampton, David: Vladimir Nabokov: A Critical Study of the Novels. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984

Reich-Ranicki, Marcel. Vladimir Nabokov: Aufsätze. Zürich: Ammann Verlag, 1995.

Rensch, Jeffrey Powell. Involute Abodes. Five American Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. PhD, 1982.

Rorty, Richard: Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989

Ross, Charles Stanley: Vladimir Nabokov: Life, Work, and Criticism. Fredericton, New Brunswick: York Press, 1985

Roth, Phyllis A.: Lunatics, Lovers, and a Poet: A Study of Doubling and the Doppelgänger in the Novels of Nabokov. University of Connecticut, Ph.D. 1972

Rowe, William Woodin: Nabokov's Deceptive World. New York: New York University Press, 1971

Rowe, William Woodin: Nabokov and Others: Patterns in Russian Literature. Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1979

Rowe, William Woodin: Nabokov's Spectral Dimension. Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1981

Russell, Paul Elliott. Vladimir Nabokov: The Habit of Exile. PhD, 1984.

Schneiderman, Leo. The Literary Mind: Studies in Psychoanalysis and Literature. New York, N.Y.: Human Sciences Press, 1988. ("Studies nine famous writers--Faulkner, Lillian Hellman, Nabokov, Flannery O'Connor, Tennessee Williams, Cheever, Borges and Beckett--to illustrate the premise that deep personal suffering is an essential ingredient in creating great literature.")

Schuman, Samuel. Vladimir Nabokov, a Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1979.

Shapiro, Gavriel (ed.). Nabokov at Cornell. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003. (This volume is reviewed by Edward Waysband in the journal Partial Answers: Edward Waysband, Nabokov at Cornell, ed. Gavriel Shapiro. Partial Answers 2/2 [June 2004]: 219-25.)

Shapiro, Gavriel. The Sublime Artist's Studio: Nabokov and Painting. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2009.

Sharpe, Tony: Vladimir Nabokov. London: Edward Arnold, 1991

Shrayer, Maxim D. The Poetics of Vladimir Nabokov's Short Stories, with Reference to Anton Chekhov and Ivan Bunin, Ph.D., Yale, Spring 1995.

Shrayer, Maxim D. Nabokov: temy i variatsii. Sankt-Peterburg: Akademicheskii proekt, 2000. (More about the book.)

Shul'man, Mikhail. Nabokov, pisatel': manifest. Moscow: Izd-vo A i B : Izd-vo Nezavisimaia gazeta, 1998.

Sisson, Jonathan. Cosmic Synchronization and Other Worlds in the Work of Vladimir Nabokov, PhD, Minnesota, 1979.

Smith, Stewart Hymers. Nabokov's Novels: Art and the Literary Imagination. Ph.D. thesis, Columbia University, 1972.

Stegner, Page: Escape into Aesthetics: The Art of Vladimir Nabokov. New York: Dial Press, 1966

Stuart, Dabney: Nabokov: The Dimensions of Parody. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1978

Tammi, Pekka: Problems of Nabokov's Poetics: A Narratological Analysis. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, 1985

Tammi, Pekka. Russian Subtexts in Nabokov's Fiction: Four Essays. Tampere, Finland: Tampere University Press, 1999.

Tiedeken, Richard: Memory Pattern as Thematic Idea and Structural Principle in the Autobiographical and Selected Fictional Prose of Vladimir Nabokov. Cornell University, Ph.D. 1977

Toker, Leona: Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1989

Vander-Closter, Susan. Nabokovian Towers in the Mist: The Narrative Structures of Artistic Memory. PhD, 1981 (on Speak, Memory, The Gift, Ada).

Vladimir Nabokov: Pro et Contra. Lichnost' i tvorchestvo Vladimira Nabokova v otsenke russkikh i zarubezhnykh myslitelei i issledovatelei. Antologiia. Sankt-Peterburg: Izdatel'stvo Khristianskogo gumanitarnogo instituta, 1997.

"This huge volume (973 pp.) is a must for all Russian-reading Nabokov specialists and for university libraries. While it contains relatively little 'new,' it draws together over 70 years of valuable Nabokov material. Following Andrei Bitov's opening essay, the volume is divided into four main sections: The collection begins with a selection of reviews written by VN on works by Demmel, Khodasevich, Bunin, Kuprin, Berberova, and Aldanov. Next we find the Russian translations of VN's 'Introductions' to the English translations of his Russian novels, with a couple of interviews. The second section includes reminiscences of VN by Joseph Hessen, Berberova, Yanovsky, Ephraim Fogel, and Hannah Green. The third section is devoted to Russian emigre criticism on VN. The fourth and by far biggest section (over 500 pp.) is 'Contemporary Russian and Foreign Authors on Nabokov.' In addition to well-known studies by Western scholars, the section includes several previously published but hard-to-find Russian articles and also several newly published pieces. The section is summed up in editor Boris Averin's 'Nabokov and Nabokoviana.' The volume also includes useful bibliographies and extensive annotations."--D. Barton Johnson

Wakashima, Tadashi. Ranshi dokusha no boken [The Adventures of an Astigmatic Reader] (Tokyo: Jiyu Kokuminsha, 1993) [Selected essays on literature including discussion of Nabokov].

Weiler, Rudolf: Nabokov's Bodies: Description and Characterization in His Novels. Universität Zürich, Phil.Diss. 1975. Aarau: Keller, 1975

Wickliff, Gregory Alan. The Politics of Reception: Vladimir Nabokov's Images of the 1940s. Purdue University, PhD, 1992.

Williams, Carol Ann Traynor. The Necessary Ripple: The Art of Vladimir Nabokov. Ph.D. thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1967.

Williams, Robert C.: Culture in Exile: Russian Emigrés in Germany. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1972

Williams, Ronald John Andrew. Maps, Chronologies, and Identities in Three Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. PhD, 1986 (on The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, Pnin, and Lolita).

Wood, Michael: The Magician's Doubts: Nabokov and the Risks of Fiction. London: Chatto & Windus, 1994. [American ed. published: Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1995.]

Wyllie, Barbara. Vladimir Nabokov. London: Reaktion Books, 2010. ISBN 9781861896605.

Zunshine, Lisa (ed.). Nabokov at the Limits: Redrawing Critical Boundaries. New York: Garland Pub., 1999.


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