Praise for The Secret History

"A penetrating analysis certain to compel a major reassessment of the Nabokov canon."
— starred review, Booklist

"...a brilliant examination that adds to the understanding of an inspiring and enigmatic life."
— starred review, Kirkus

"Highly recommended for all Nabokov fans..."
— starred review, Library Journal

"Certainly the most remarkable and insightful book on Vladimir Nabokov in many years."
— Michael Maar, author of Speak, Nabokov and The Two Lolitas

"... an intriguing and provocative new take on one of the giants of modern American letters."
— Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion: 1914-1918 and other books

"... a feat of fascinating literary detective work ..."
— Christopher Goffard, author of You Will See Fire and Snitch Jacket

"A wide-ranging introduction to Nabokov's life and work as well as a game-changer for those readers who thought they knew his writing cold."
— Steven Belletto, author of No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives (Oxford U. Press)

Posts Tagged "92nd Street Y"

Lolita & anti-Semitism: talking Nabokov at the 92nd St. Y

Do you live or work in Manhattan? If so, join me at noon on Wednesday, March 13, at the 92nd Street Y’s Tribeca location to talk about Nabokov in America. I’ll cover the calamities that turned him into a refugee from both the Soviets and the Nazis, as well as what he found in the […]

Kirkus gives The Secret History a starred review; announcing spring book tour dates

More good news! With just over a week to go until The Secret History’s publication on March 6, Kirkus has given the book a starred review. Lots of generous things in there, most of which are still behind a paywall. But here’s a peek, skipping the spoilers (and there is one big spoiler, so don’t […]

Appearing here in the New Year

This week we’re rolling out several new pages on the site (the other part of “we” being the design superpowers of Mackenzie McCluer). You’ll see posts running on this home page, with everything from basic Nabokov background information to guest pieces and new historical tidbits about the man and his century. I’m classifying the posts […]