Complied by Gennadiy Barabtarlo
Nabokov’s insomniac dreams


The first published diary of dreams by V. V. Nabokov with comments and an article by one of the largest researchers of the writer's work. On October 14, 1964, Vladimir Nabokov began a curious experiment. For eighty days, he wrote down his dreams, following the instructions of the British philosopher John W. Smith Dunn. The goal was to test the theory: a later-in-time event is reflected in an earlier dream. The result was this unique diary, in which Nabokov recorded sixty-four dreams (and subsequent daytime episodes) on 118 cards. Revealing an unknown aspect of Nabokov's fascination with the nature of time, they show his surprising openness to new ways of thinking.

ISBN 978-5-89059-403-7