Other Nabokov Sites

The Kyoto Reading Circle, Annotations to Ada (in English)

The Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia (in English and Russian)

The Nabokov Society of Japan (mostly in Japanese)

WAXWING (in English)

Nabokov Tutorials on the Collected Stories by Dr. Roy Johnson

Literature

According to Nabokov, the four prose masterpieces of the twentieth century are Joyce's Ulysses, Kafka's Die Verwandlung, Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, and Bely's Petersburg. For information on Kafka, visit The Kafka Project. For information on Marcel Proust, try the Kolb-Proust Archive for Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Nabokov's translation of Alice in Wonderland is considered the best Russian version ever published. Visit the Lewis Carroll home page.

One of the few contemporary authors whom Nabokov praised in print is Alain Robbe-Grillet, elected to the Académie française on March 25, 2004.

Butterflies

For one of many sites dealing with butterflies, try the Butterfly WebSite, which includes links to many other lepidopteral resources on the Internet, including a superb Finnish archive that includes many high-quality images.

Russian Language

If you are reading Nabokov in Russian and need to look up a word, try this Russian-English/English Russian on-line dictionary. See also this site devoted to Russian language resources on the Web.

Chess

Nabokov enjoyed composing chess problems. There are thousands of sites devoted to chess on the Web, among them the Internet Chess Club, with over 30,000 members worldwide.



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