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

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Zashchita Luzhina/The Defense

Adamovich, Georgy: In: Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia (Paris), December 7, 1929

Alexandrov, Vladimir E.: "The Defense". In: The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov (ed. Vladimir E. Alexandrov), New York: Garland, 1995, pp. 75-88

Barabtarlo, Gennady. "The Defense Marginalia." The Nabokovian, Spring 1992, 28, pp. 57-65.

Boyd, Brian: "The Problem of Pattern: Nabokov's Defense". In: Modern Fiction Studies (Lafayette, IN), 33, Winter 1987, pp. 575-604

Downey, G. "The Relentless Combination: Chess and the Patterns of Madness in Vladimir Nabokov's The Defense." Antigonish Review, (121, Spring 2000), pp. 147-153.

Drescher, Alexander. "Musical Analogies in The Defense." Zembla, 6/24/05.

Edelman, Daniel. "Cooks, Forks, Waiters: Chess Problems and Vladimir Nabokov's The Defense." American Chess Journal, #3 (1995), pp. 44-58.

Fitzsimmons, Lorna. "Artistic Subjectivity in Nabokov's The Defense and Invitation to a Beheading." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology (JEP), Pittsburgh, PA. 2000 Mar; 21(1-2): pp. 5-9.

Johnson, D[onald] Barton: "Text and Pretext in Nabokov's The Defense or ‘Play It Again, Sasha'". Modern Fiction Studies (Lafayette, IN), 30, 1984, pp. 278-287

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

Khodasevich, Vladislav. "Zashchita Luzhina." Vozrozhdenie (Paris), 30 October, 1930. English translation by Jeff Edmunds available in Zembla.

Kinbote, Charles. "Zashchita Luzhina," Chapter Nine of Silvery Light: The Real Life of Vladimir Nabokov.

Moody, Fred: "Nabokov's Gambit". Russian Literature TriQuarterly (Ann Arbor, MI), 14, 1976, pp. 67-70

Nicol, Charles. "Did Luzhin Have Chess Fever?" The Nabokovian, Fall 1991, 27, pp. 40-42/

Pekhal, Zdenek. "Kompozitsiia romana V. Nabokova Zashchita Luzhina." Rossica Olomucensia [Olomuc, Czech Republic] 30, (1991), pp. 37-42.

Pimkina, A. "Igrovoi printsip tvorchestva V. V. Nabokova: Na primere romanov 'Zashchita Luzhina' i 'Pnin'," in in Martynov, G. G. (ed.). Peterburgskie chteniia. St. Petersburg, Russia : Dorn, 1999 (Nabokovskii vestnik ; vyp. 4), pp. 135-139.

Rogers, William N. "Heroic Defense: The Lost Positions of Nabokov's 'Luzhin' and Kawabata's 'Shusai'." Comparative Literature Studies (ISSN 0010-4132), 20 (2), 1983, p. 217-230.

Roth-Souton, Danièle. "Language Deficiency as Luzhin's Defense and Vladimir Nabokov's Metaphor for Exile." Revue Française d'Etudes Américaines (Paris), July 1990, 15:45, pp. 149-160.

Shapiro, Gavriel. "References to Russian Art in The Defense." The Nabokovian 50 (Spring 2003): 58-62.

Updike, John: "Grandmaster Luzhin". The New Republic (New York), 151, 26 September 1964, p. 16

Zholkovskii, Aleksandr. "Pobeda Luzhina, ili Aksyonov v 1965," in A.K. Zholkovskii & Iu. K. Shcheglov, Mir avtora i struktura teksta: stat'i o russkoi literature (Tenafly, N.J.: Ermitazh, 1986), pp. 151-171.

Individual Works

MARY | KING, QUEEN, KNAVE | THE DEFENSE | THE EYE
LAUGHTER IN THE DARK | GLORY | DESPAIR
INVITATION TO A BEHEADING | THE GIFT
THE REAL LIFE OF SEBASTIAN KNIGHT | BEND SINISTER
SPEAK, MEMORY | LOLITA | PNIN | PALE FIRE
EUGENE ONEGIN | ADA | TRANSPARENT THINGS
LOOK AT THE HARLEQUINS! | THE ENCHANTER
STRONG OPINIONS | THE NABOKOV-WILSON LETTERS
STORIES | POETRY | PLAYS | TRANSLATIONS | LEPIDOPTERA
THE ORIGINAL OF LAURA

General Sections

A. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MATTERS | B. BIOGRAPHICAL MATTERS
C. SPECIAL ISSUES, COLLECTIONS, FESTSCHRIFTEN
D. BOOKS AND DISSERTATIONS (GENERAL)
E. ARTICLES AND ESSAYS (GENERAL)
F. "NABOKOV AND X," ARTICLES AND BOOKS
G. BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON INDIVIDUAL WORKS


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