The Goalkeeper: The Nabokov Almanac

The Goalkeeper: The Nabokov Almanac

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Yuri Leving

ISBN: 9781936235193 (hardcover), 9781618118301 (paperback)
Pages: 348 pp.
Publication Date: December 2010

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The Goalkeeper is a new scholarly almanac devoted to the art of Vladimir Nabokov. Himself an ardent goalkeeper, the author of Lolita viewed soccer as more than a game: "I was less the keeper of a soccer goal than the keeper of a secret" (Speak, Memory). The inaugural collection features contributions from two dozen leading Nabokov scholars worldwide, including academic articles (Neil Cornwell, Gerard de Vries, Samuel Schuman, and others); roundtable discussions (Brian Boyd, Jeff Edmunds, Priscilla Meyer, David Rampton, Leona Toker); interviews (Dmitri Nabokov, Alvin Toffler); archival materials; the Kyoto Nabokov conference report; and book reviews (Pekka Tammi, Zoran Kuzmanovich, Galya Diment). The Nabokov Almanac, edited by Yuri Leving, is affiliated with the Nabokov Online Journal, published since 2007.

 

Yuri Leving earned his PhD (summa cum laude) in 2002, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He came to Dalhousie University after two years teaching at The George Washington University (2004-2006). His main field of interest is Russian literature, culture and film. Leving is the author of Train Station - Garage - Hangar: Vladimir Nabokov and Poetics of Russian Urbanism (2004, Short-listed for Andrey Bely Prize) and Upbringing by Optics: Book Illustration, Animation, and Text (2010). He also co-edited three volumes of articles, The Goalkeeper: The Nabokov Almanac (2010), Empire N. Nabokov and Heirs (2006), and Eglantine: Collection of Philological Essays to Honor the Sixtieth Anniversary of Roman Timenchik (2005).


A virtual cornucopia of Nabokoviana! With its impressive diversity of contributors and stylish format, Yuri Leving’s The Goalkeeper promises to be the place to look for the latest on one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers and most stimulating thinkers.
— David Bethea, Vilas Professor of Slavic Languages, University of Wisconsin-Madison / University of Oxford
The Goalkeeper is a remarkable team effort. It should be required reading for anyone interested in the life and art of Vladimir Nabokov.
— Leland de la Durantaye, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of English, Harvard University
The book that emerges is one of those gifts whose first impact produces in the recipient’s mind a colored image, a blazoned blur, reflecting with such emblematic force the sweet nature of the contributors.
— T.W. Thomas, Professor of Anthropology, Waindell College

Table of Contents

SLIDE TACKLE
From the Editor
TEAM
About the Contributors

FIELD
Forum
Brian Boyd, Jeff Edmunds, Maria Malikova, Leona Toker
Nabokov Studies: Strategic Development of the Field and Scholarly Cooperation
FIRST TIME BALL
Russian Nabokov
Neil Cornwell
Orhan Pamuk and Vladimir Nabokov on Dostoevsky
Franklin Sciacca
Sacrificing the Maiden(’s)Head: Decoding Nabokov’s Burlesque of Sex and Violence in Invitation to a Beheading
Yelizaveta Goldfarb
Irony Behind the Iron Curtain: Internal Escape from Totalitarianism in Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading
Alexander Moudrov
Nabokov’s Invitation to Plato’s Beheading
CENTER CIRCLE
Forum
Alice Lotvin Birney, Isaac Gewirtz, Tatiana Ponomareva, Katherine Reagan
Institutionalizing Nabokov: Museum, Archive, Exhibition
NARROWING THE ANGLE
Memoir
Irwin Weil
A Neophyte’s Collision with Vladimir Vladimirovich
CORNER ARC
English Nabokov
Gerard de Vries
Nabokov’s Pale Fire and Alexander Pope
Conall Cash
Picturing Memory, Puncturing Vision: Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire
John A. Barnstead
Two Notes on Pale Fire
Juan Martinez
A Fold of the Marquisette: Nabokov’s Lepidoptery in Visual Media
GOAL BOX
Interview
An Interview with Dmitri Nabokov by Suellen Stringer-Hye
“Laura is Not Even the Original’s Name” 
ONE TOUCH PASS
Nabokov Across the Lines
Samuel Schuman
“Which is Sebastian?” What’s in a (Shakespearean and Nabokovian) Name? 
Marta Pellerdi
Aesthetics and Sin: The Nymph and the Faun in Hawthorne’s
The Marble Faun and Nabokov’s Lolita
Mikhail Efimov
Nabokov and Prince D. S. Mirsky
CORNER FLAG
Interview
An Interview with Alvin Toffler by Yuri Leving
“Lost in Transit”
MIDFIELD LINE
Forum
Priscilla Meyer, Christine Raguet, David Rampton, Corinne Scheiner
Teaching Nabokov
RED CARD
Archive
Yuri Leving
“The book is dazzlingly brilliant . . . But”
Two early internal reviews of Nabokov’s The Gift
DANGEROUS PLAY
Conference
Marie Bouchet
“Revising Nabokov Revising” Nabokov Conference in Kyoto
PENALTY AREA
Book Reviews
Zoe Aiano
Graham Vickers, Chasing Lolita: How Popular Culture Corrupted
Nabokov’s Little Girl All Over Again

Joseph Lynch
Approaches to Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita,
edited by Zoran Kuzmanovich and Galya Diment
Rose France
Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry,
selected and translated by Vladimir Nabokov
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edited by Brian Boyd and Stanislav Shvabrin
Siggy Frank
Vladimir Nabokov, Tragediia gospodina Morna: P’esy, lektsii o drame,
introduced and edited by Andrei Babikov
Jan F. Zeschky
Pekka Tammi, Russian Subtexts in Nabokov’s Fiction: Four Essays
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Bibliography

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