Mademoiselle O


Mademoiselle O

"Mademoiselle O" is a memoir by Vladimir Nabokov about his eccentric Swiss French governess.

It was first written and published in French in "Mesures" (vol. 2, no. 2, 1936) [ Michael Juliar, "Vladimir Nabokov: A Descriptive Bibliography" (New York: Garland, 1986; ISBN 0-8240-8590-6), item C399, p.505.] and subsequently in English (translated by Nabokov and Hilda Ward) in the "The Atlantic Monthly" (January 1943). [Juliar, item C461, p.512.]

It was first anthologized in "Nine Stories" (1947) [Juliar, item A25, pp.190–195.] and was later reproduced in "Nabokov's Dozen" (1958) [Juliar, item A32, pp.253–7.] and "The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov."

It became a chapter of "Conclusive Evidence" (1951, also titled "Speak, Memory") and subsequently of "Drugie Berega" (1954, translated into Russian by the author) and "Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited" (1966). [All editions of the autobiography: Juliar, item A26, pp.196–211.]

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