Nina (Spring in Fialta) Nina is the central female character in Vladimir Nabokov’s most highly regarded short story “Spring in Fialta” written in Russian in 1936 and later published in English in 1947. The story is narrated by Victor who accidentally bumps into Nina in the fictitious Riviera seaside town of Fialta; he immediately reflects on their first encounter 15 years earlier when they shared a passionate moment outside of a party (Nina had also been engaged at the time). Over the course of the next 15 years, they would keep running into each other by chance or by luck and they carried on an affair while they were both married to other people. Nina is not your typical turn-of-the-century lady. She’s attractive, but aloof and elusive. Victor clearly has strong feelings for her demonstrated by his physical attraction to Nina, his frustration with her lack of attachment to him after their trysts and his obvious jealousy of her husband. But he lacks the conviction of true love. Oblivious and carefree, Nina just goes about her cheerful life while Victor stews in his discontent. Finally, as Nina is preparing the leave Fialta at the end of spring, Victor declares his love. Caught off guard, Nina’s reaction shows no reciprocity. Embarrassed, Victor takes it back. Nina then leaves Fialta and dies in a car crash on the way out of town. Her character is fascinatingly elusive. We struggle to understand her thoughts and feelings. She is ephemeral and carefree. Quite the opposite of the typically expected clingy type of woman. Victor is obsessed with her but can’t make heads or tails of her. Herein lies her mystery and allure.
Here Comes Tecca Nina - a song by Tech N9ne
La Nina - a song by Aventura
Lady Nina - a song by Marillion
Nina - a song by Noel Coward
Nina - an opera by Giovanni Paisiello
Nina Morena - a song by the Gipsy Kings
Nina Never Knew - a song by Sid Ramin & His Orchestra
Nina Sky Is... (Intro) - an album introduction by Nina Sky
Nina, Pretty Ballerina - a song by ABBA
Oh Nina - a song by The Muffs
Nina Beana and the Owenroake Treasure Hunters (M.K. McDaniel) - Nick-named Nina Beana, twelve-year-old Jalina B. Jons is about to have the worst day of her life. She's never lived a day away from her home, slept on the floor, eaten gruel, or questioned her survival until she and her brother Jake are told that their wealthy, treasure hunting parents are dead and they are sent to a notorious, workhouse orphanage...Owenroake. Chased by gigantic spiders under Timbroke Hall, threatened by bullies, and snubbed by the Synderputt snobs, Nina plots to escape. Little does she know that her life is about to change forever because Owenroake is no ordinary orphanage. Magic, enchanted kingdoms surround Owenroake and the orphans discover a new world of hope, friends and powers. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Nina in That Makes Me Mad (Hilary Knight) - Nina has had enough! What makes Nina mad? Lots of things—lots of little, everyday things, frustrations that all children will recognize. But Nina knows how to speak her mind and that makes her feel much better. In a series of humorous vignettes, Hilary Knight, the artist who brought the enormously successful Eloise to life, applies his magic to a text by veteran children’s book writer Steven Kroll, and brings to life a spunky character who will show young readers how to articulate their feelings. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Nina's Treasures (Stefan Czernecki) - When Katerina runs out of food at the end of winter, her beloved hen Nina saves them both by laying marvelous multicolored eggs. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Nina, Nina Ballerina (Jane O'Connor) - All the practice in the world can't turn Nina, a less-than-prima ballerina, into a ballet star, But she's a real standout at her first dance recital when she dances the role of a butterfly--with her arm in a cast! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Nina, Nina Star Ballerina (Jane O'Connor) - Playing the star in the class dance show, Nina finds herself in an awkward situation when all her friends think that she is the star of the show, and she now has to set the record straight and make things right once more. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Nina, Nina, and the Copycat Ballerina (Jane O'Connor) - There's another Nina in Nina's ballet class--and this new Nina doesn't just have the same name. She also has the same leotard; the same dance bag...Nina 2 is a copycat! What is Nina 1 going to do? This easy-to-read story shows how our girl uses her imagination and sense of fair play to reach a funny and clever solution. Recommended for ages 4-8.
What's Next, Nina? (Sue Kassirer) - When the string of a borrowed necklace breaks, Nina must quickly get the beads back in order and restrung before her sister finds out. Recommended for ages 7-9.
Famous People Named Nina - Nina Simone (musician, born Eunice Kathleen Waymon); Nina Blackwood (disk jockey); Nina (Spanish singer); Nina Anisimova (Russian dancer); Nina Antonia (British music critic); Nina Arvesen (actress); Nina Axelrod (actress); Nina Baden-Semper (British actress); Nina Bates (Bosnian figure skater); Nina Brosh (model); Nina Byron (silent film actress); Nina Conti (British actress); Nina Gordon (singer); Nina Nastasia (singer/songwriter); Nina Oulanova (Russian figure skater); Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg (attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler); Nina Vance (entrepreneur); Nina Wang (Chinese billionaire)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Nina - Jean-Jacques Goldman (French singer-songwriter); John Ratzinberger (actor); Leonard Bernstein (conductor/composer); Weird Al Yankovic (musician)
Nina - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Nina.