Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the gallery of Nabokov's women / Nailya Garipova
  • Part I. Women in Nabokov's life. "An ideal spouse for a writer" : the reality and myths in Véra Nabokov's life / Elena Ukhova
  • Véra's role in Nabokov's life and prose / Alexandra Popoff
  • Remorse and Nabokov's women / Frances Peltz Assa
  • Carmencita : Valentina Shulgina : the evolution of Eros in Nabokov's work / Priscilla Meyer
  • "Or of the air itself" : Nabokov's "mothers" as bearers of spiritual understanding / Nora Scholz
  • Part II. Women in Nabokov's art. Fetching yet faithless : problematic mistresses in Nabokov's fiction / Julian W. Connolly
  • The Nabokovian society woman : a Kirchner's cocotte? / Alexia Gassin
  • "A weird place" : Nabokov and the topography of the foreign governess / Sabina Metzger
  • Narrating her own absence : the narrator and protagonist of A slice of life / Akiko Nakata
  • Making sense of death : inaccessible women in Nabokov's short stories / Svetlana Stefanova Radoulska
  • An invisible harlequin in Nabokov's last novel : "You" in the protagonist's world and afterworld / Ljuba Tarvi
  • 'Fires of my loins' : female characters in Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin / Juan Ignacio Guijarro González.