Vladimir Nabokov, A Bibliography of Criticism
by Dieter E. Zimmer
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F. "Nabokov and X," Articles and Books

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Here are listed books, book chapters, dissertations, and articles in which Nabokov is compared to one or more other writers. (For articles, etc., on specific Nabokov works compared to the work(s) of other writers, see also Part G of the Zembliography, Books and Articles on Individual Works.)

Malone, Edward A. "Nabokov on Faulkner." The Faulkner Journal, Spring 1990, 5:2, pp. 63-67.

Mathews, Marsha Caddell. Death and Humor in the Fifties: The Ignition of Barth, Heller, Nabokov, O'Connor, Salinger, and Vonnegut. Ph.D., 1988.

Mazierska, Ewa. "King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov and by Jerzy Skolimowski," Zembla, 3/10/08.

McMullen, Kim. Necessary Fictions: Fictional Reflexivity in Works by Vladimir Nabokov, Flann O'Brien, Gilbert Sorrentino, and John Barth. Ph.D., 1987.

Merivale, Patricia. "The Flaunting of Artifice in Vladimir Nabokov and Jorge Luis Borges." Contemporary Literature 8.2 (1967), pp. 294-309.

Mesher, David R.: "Pynchon and Nabokov's V.". Pynchon Notes, 8, 1982, pp. 43-46

Meyers, Jeffrey. "The Bulldog and the Butterfly: The Friendship of Edmund Wilson and Vladimir Nabokov." The American Scholar, Summer 1994, 63:3, pp. 379-399.

Milbauer, Asher Z.: Transcending Exile: Conrad, Nabokov, I.B. Singer. Gainesville, FL: University Presses of Florida, 1985

Miller, Jane. "Writing a Second Language." Raritan: A Quarterly Review, (New Brunswick, NJ), Summer 1982, 2:1, pp. 115-132.

Miller, Jordan Y. "From Nabokov to the Nobel: Two Decades of First Night O'Neill Criticism." The Eugene O'Neill Newsletter (Boston, MA), Summer-Fall 1988, 12:2, pp. 8-13.

Miura, Shoko Yoshimoto. The Trickster Archetype: His Function in Contemporary Fiction. Ph.D., 1983. [On Melville, Ellsion, Barth, Nabokov, Mishima.]

Morosaka, Shigetoshi. "Kan'yu to site no 'Toragari'--Nakajima Atsushi, Borges, Nabokov ['The Tiger Hunt' as Metonymy: Nakajima Atsushi, Borges, Nabokov]." (In Japanese) Obun Ronso 55 (2002): 35-73.

Moses, Gavriel. "La camera lucida di Vladimir Nabokov." Belfagor: Rassegna di Varia Umanita (Florence, Italy), March 31, 1986, 41:2, pp. 125-142. [Nabokov and Pirandello.]

Moynahan, Julian: "Nabokov and Joyce". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 433-444

Naumann, Marina Turkevich. "Nabokov and Puskin's Tuning Fork." Russian, Croatian and Serbian, Czech and Slovak, Polish Literature (Amsterdam), Feb. 15, 1991, 29:2, pp. 229-242.

Nelson, Robert J. "The Gnoseologist and the Nosologist: Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson on Literature and Politics." The Georgia Review, Spring 1982, 36:1, pp. 133-147.

Nemoianu, Virgil: "Wrestling with Time: Some Tendencies in Nabokov's and Eliade's Later Works". Southeastern Europe (Arizona State University), 7, 1980, pp. 74-90

Nicol, Charles. "Early Buchan, Late Nabokov." The Nabokovian, Fall 1991, 27, pp. 42-44.

Nivat, Georges: "Nabokov and Dostoevsky". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 398-402

Noble, John Partridge. Postmodernist Fiction: Theological Language and Moral Vision in Borges, Nabokov, and Pynchon. University of Virginia, Ph.D. 1992.

Olsen, Lance: "Making Stew with What You Got: Postmodern Humor in Barth, Nabokov, and Everybody Else". Thalia (Ottawa), 10 (1), Spring-Summer 1988, pp. 23-29

Olshansky, Dmitry. "Vzgliad i zhelanie v strukture zhenskoi seksual'nosti u L.N. Tolstogo i V.V. Nabokova: Nabliudeniia psikhoanalitika" [Gaze and Desire is the Structure of Feminine Sexuality in Tolstoy and Nabokov: Psychoanalytic Research]. In Novyi Bereg, No. 15, March 2007 [Copenhagen, Denmark]. pp. 42-52.

Ovieda, Jose Miguel (Clark, David Draper, tr.). "Nabokov/Cabrera Infante: True Imaginary Lives." World Literature Today (Norman, OK), Autumn 1987, 61:4, pp. 559-567.

Paine, Sylvia: Beckett, Nabokov, Nin: Motives and Modernism. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1981

Pasquinelli, Anastasia. "Kuzmin, Nabokov, Cinnov, poètes alexandrins." Cahiers du Monde Russe (Montrouge, France), July-Sept. 1991, 32:3, pp. 369-378.

Pedersen, Bertel Sigfred: The Theory and Practice of Parody in the Modern Novel: Mann, Joyce, and Nabokov. University of Illinois, Ph.D. 1972

Peterson, Dale E. "Nabokov and the Poe-tics of Composition." Slavic and East European Journal, Spring 1989, 33:1, pp. 95-107.

Peterson, Dale E.: "Nabokov and Poe". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 463-472

Poulin, Isabelle: "La nausée de Vladimir Nabokov et la méprise de Jean-Paul Sartre". Cahiers de l'émigration russe (Paris), 2, 1993, pp. 107-118

Purin, Aleksei. "Nabokov i Evterpa." Novyi mir 2 (1993), pp. 224-241.

Rainwater, Mary Catherine. Twentieth-Century Writers in the Poe Tradition: Wells, Bowles, Nabokov. Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1982.

Rathjen, Friedhelm. "Die Gunst des Verlesens: zur Frage des Umgangs von Nabokov und Schmidt mit Joyce." Zettelkasten: Aufsätze und Arbeiten zum Werk von Arno Schmidts, Jahrbuch der Gesellschft der Arno-Schmidt-Leser (ISSN 0176-7887), (14), 1995, p. 147-173.

Rose-Werle, Kordula. Harlekinade, Genealogie und Metamorphose: Struktur und Deutung des Motivs bei J.D. Salinger und V. Nabokov (Frankfurt, P. Lang, 1979).

Scheick, William J. "Fictional Structure and Ethics in the Edwardian, Modern, and Contemporary Novel." Philological Quarterly (Iowa City, IA), Summer 1984, 63:3, pp. 287-311. [Includes discussions of Conrad and Nabokov.]

Scheiner, Corinne. Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Self-Translation: Samuel Beckett and Vladimir Nabokov as Doubled Novelists. Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Chicago, 2000.

Schuman, Samuel. "'Despair and Die': A Note on Nabokov and Shakespeare's Tragedies." Notes on Contemporary Literature 12, no. 1 (Jan. 1982), pp. 11-12.

Schuman, Samuel. "Inventing Nabokov." Notes on Contemporary Literature (Carrollton, GA), May 1992, 22:3, pp. 7-9.

Schuman, Samuel: "Nabokov and Shakespeare: The Russian Works". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 512-517

Schwalm, Helga. Dekonstruktion im Roman: erzähltechnische Verfahren und Selbstreflexion in den Romanen von Vladimir Nabokov und Samuel Beckett. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1991.

Seidel, Michael. "Nabokov on Joyce, Shakespeare, Telemachus, and Hamlet." James Joyce Quarterly (Tulsa, OK), Spring 1983, 20:3, pp. 358-359.

Senderovich, Savelii and Elena Shvarts. "V kraiu makhaonov (Nabokov i Blok," Novyi zhurnal #211 (1998), pp. 243-252. [Some notes on butterfly parallels in the works of the two writers.]

Senderovich, Savelii and Elena Shvarts. "The Ghost in the Novel: André Chenier in Vladimir Nabokov." Slavonic and East European Review, 78:(3), July 2000, pp. 487-509.

Shapiro, Gavriel. "Vladimir Nabokov and Richard Muther." Slavic Almanac 11, no. 2 (2005): 34-48.

Sharafadina, K.I. (ed.). Natsional'nyi genii i puti russkoi kul'tury: Pushkin, Platonov, Nabokov v kontse XX veka: materialy regional'nogo simpoziuma, 8-10 iiunia 1999 goda. Omsk: Omskii gos. pedagog. in-t, 1999- .

Shipe, Timothy Robert. Life/Story: Autobiographical Modes in the Fiction of Nabokov, Barth, and Frisch. Ph.D., 1981.

Shrayer, Maxim D. "Bunin i Nabokov: Poetika sopernichestva," in I. A. Bunin i russkaia literatura XX veka (Moskva: Nasledie, 1995), pp. 41-65.

Shrayer, Maxim D. "Vladimir Nabokov and Ivan Bunin: A Reconstruction." Russian Literature, 1998 Apr. 1, v. 43, no. 3, pp. 339-411.

Shrayer, Maxim D. "Nabokov and Bunin: The Comparative Poetics of Rivalry," in American Contributions to the Twelfth International Congress of Slavists: Literature, Linguistics, Poetics, eds. Robert M. Maguire and Alan Timberlake (Columbus, Ohio: Slavica, 1998), pp. 182-196.

Shrayer, Maxim D. "Poslednii russkii klassik na poroge stoletiia. Predsmertnyi portret Leonida Leonova." Literaturnoe obozrenie, 1998, no. 4 (270), pp. 40-50. [An Interview with Leonov which includes his opinions about Nabokov's work.]

Shute, Jenefer. Nabokov and Freud: The Play of Power. Ph.D., 1984.

Shute, Jenefer. "Nabokov and Freud: The Play of Power." MFS: Modern Fiction Studies (Baltimore, MD), Winter 1984, 30:4, pp. 637-650.

Shute, Jenefer: "Nabokov and Freud". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 412-420

Sill, O. "'The-hunter-has-become-a-butterfly': Textual Connections in the Works of W.G. Sebald, Franz Kafka and Vladimir Nabokov," in Poetica: Zeitschrift für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, 1997, v. 29, no. 3-4, pp. 596-623.

Sisson, Jonathan B.: "Nabokov and Some Turn-of-the-Century English Writers". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 528-536

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

Sklyarenko, Alexey. "Pozhalovanie Gorna, ili koe-chto o poshchechinakh y Pushkina i Nabokova." Zembla, 9/5/06.

Slotnick, Linda. The Minotaur Within: Varieties of Narrative Distortion and Reader Implication in the Works of Franz Kafka, John Hawkes, Vladimir Nabokov, and Alain Robbe-Grillet. Ph.D. thesis, Stanford University, 1970.

Smith, Irena Auerbach. The Question of Their Speech: Plotting Exile in the Life and Work of Henry James and Vladimir Nabokov. UCLA, Ph.D., 1995.

Socher, Abraham P. "Shades of Frost: A Hidden Source for Nabokov's Pale Fire." Zembla, 7/21/05.

Stark, John O. The Literature of Exhaustion: Borges, Nabokov, and Barth. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1974.

Stark, V.P. (ed.). A.S Pushkin i V.V. Nabokov: sbornik dokladov mezhdunarodnoi konferentsii, 15-18 aprelia 1999 g. Sankt-Peterburg: Dorn, 1999.

Strehle, Susan. "Actualism: Pynchon's Debt to Nabokov." Contemporary Literature (Madison, WI), Spring 1983, 24:1, pp. 30-50.

Sweeney, S[usan] E[lizabeth]: "Purloined Letters: Poe, Doyle, Nabokov". Russian Literature TriQuarterly (Ann Arbor, MI), 24, 1991, pp. 213-238.

Sweeney, Susan Elizabeth. "The V-Shaped Paradigm: Nabokov and Pynchon." Cycnos, v. 12, no. 2, 1995, pp. 173-180. [Discusses The Real Life of Sebastian Knight and V.]

Terras, Victor: "Nabokov and Gogol: The Metaphysics of Nonbeing". In: Poetica Slavica: Studies in Honour of Zbigniew Folejewski (eds. J. Douglas Clayton, Gunter Schaarschmidt). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1981, pp. 191-196

Toker, Leona. "Between Allusion and Coincidence: Nabokov, Dickens and others." The Hebrew University Studies in Literature and the Arts (ISSN 0333-5690), 12 (2), 1984, p. 175-198.

Toker, Leona: "Philosophers as Poets: Reading Nabokov with Schopenhauer and Bergson". Russian Literature TriQuarterly (Ann Arbor, MI), 24, 1991, pp. 185-196

Toker, Leona: "Nabokov and Bergson". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 367-373

Tovey, Roberta Eve. Learned Wit in the Novel: Menippean Satire from Sterne to Nabokov. Ph.D., 1984.

Varshavsky, V. "O Poplavskom i Nabokove," Opyty, No. 4 (1956), pp. 65-72.

de Vries, Gerard. "Nabokov, Pushkin and Scott." Revue de littérature comparée, 3/1997, pp. 307-322.

de Vries, Gerard. "Nabokov's Pale Fire and the Romantic Movement (with special reference to the Brocken, Scott and Goethe)," Zembla, 2/12/08.

Warner, Nicholas O. "The Footnote as Literary Genre: Nabokov's Commentaries to Lermontov and Puskin." Slavic and East European Journal, 30 (2), 1986, p. 167-182.

Wolffheim, Elsbeth. "Fragmentierung der Lebensgeschichte: zu den autobiographischen Aufzeichnungen von Achmatova, Mandelstam, Cvetaeva, Sklovskij und Nabokov." Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch, im Auftrage der Görres-Gesellschaft herausgegeben (ISSN 0075-997X), n.f., 34, 1993, p. 327-346.

Zverev, Aleksei: "Nabokov, Updike, and American Literature". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 536-548

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