Scope and Contents: The Vladimir Nabokov Papers consists of correspondence, interviews, and articles. Correspondence topics include Vera Nabokov to Peter Russell writing on her husband’s behalf to inquiry on potential Nabokov materials for Russell’s Russian issue of Nine including explanations of varying editions of Lolita in translation and expresses Nabokov’s opinions on translation (i.e., that he no longer believes in rhymed translations but on the literalness alone); Vera Nabokov to Russell thanking him for his letter and translation from Mandelshtam, etc., and reiterating that her husband believes only in absolutely literal prose translations; and Vera Nabokov to Russell announcing that her husband appreciates the spirit with Russell accepted criticism of his translations and wishes him the best in his Russian efforts. Also includes typescript interview with Vladimir Nabokov by Jane Howard, Life magazine. Very heavy typescript and manuscript revision and correction, 7 pages. Also typescript quotations by Nabokov as background material for Life article. Extremely heavy revision and correction, 8 pages. Typscript fact sheet on Nabokov’s current projects and publishing data. Clipping Life Magazine article, "The Master of Versatility -- Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita, Languages, Lepidoptera."