Vladimir Nabokov | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gore Vidal

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Vladimir Nabokov.
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Critical Essay by Gore Vidal

Professor Vladimir Nabokov's beautiful memoir Speak Memory has now been succeeded by Strong Opinions—a collection of press clippings in which he has preserved for future classes what looks to be every interview granted during the last decade. (p. 61)

Alas, the Black Swan of Swiss-American letters has a lot of explaining to do (no singing, however: we need the swan for many a future summer). In addition to the bubbling interviews, Professor Nabokov recounts the many misunderstandings between him and the French publisher of Lolita, between him and the critics of his translation of Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, between him and various adversaries in the form of Letters to the Editor (by slyly omitting the pretext for each letter, he creates a loony Kafka-like mood). Included, too, are examples of his own book-chat…. Finally, he gives...

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