NABOKV-L post 0020813, Fri, 1 Oct 2010 13:21:46 -0300

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[NABOKOV-L] Desultory finds in Thirlwell... old postings and one
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While I wandered through my favorite book-stores in Brasília, focusing on books that were abandoned on a counter, I came upon a severe hard-cover edition, with a prim title: "Política."
I vaguely remembered a recent reference to its author at the Nab-List and, well... I decided to buy it, always bearing in mind the ever approaching presidential elections in Brazil...

The mention to Adam Thirlwell was made on May 24 (a review of Nabokov's V&V)*. Somehow I imagined him as another Edmund Wilson, with a wise mane of white hair!
I'm now half-way through his marvellous book (what a relief to get away from Ian McEwan's sexual fantasies!). While I began to learn more about Thirlwell, thru google, I found an oldish, veryoff-hand Nab-sighting.** ( is this an indication of VN's Camera Obscura"?).
Googling for "Thirlwell Nabokov" there were hundreds more.***

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* review of V&V by Thirlwell (84 lines)

From: Hafid Bouazza <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 13:37:38 +0200
Re: review of V&V by Thirlwell (3201 lines)
From: Carolyn Kunin <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 20:27:25 -0700

** Boyd Tonkin (August 14,2010) "Yet the image of Thirlwell as a gilded gadfly never quite fitted the bill. Miss Herbert abounds with hosannahs for mischief-makers who bravely insisted on laughter in the dark. It speaks up for a pantheon of exiles and dissenters, profound jokers who shake the chains of a tyrannous history. The book's "immature" aesthetics resolve into an ethics "which teaches respect for the minor, the overlooked, the unsure". These underdogs laugh like hyenas.
The Escape will, again, fail to please the literary puritans, but the novel - and its protagonist - has a more visibly beating heart....www.independent.co.uk > ... > Books > Feature


*** A sample:
1.. The Poet's Head on a Platter by Adam Thirlwell | The New York ... - [ Traduzir esta página ]
13 May 2010 ... E-mail Print Share More by Adam Thirlwell ... On May 28, 1940, VladimirNabokov arrived in New York-the third major stage of his exile from ...
www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/.../poets-head-platter/ - Em cache
2.. Review: Miss Herbert by Adam Thirlwell | Books | The Observer - [ Traduzir esta página ]
4 Nov 2007 ... Adam Thirlwell clearly has a lot of charm. Literary estates are not generally administered by pussycats, yet Nabokov's heirs have let him ...
www.guardian.co.uk/.../referenceandlanguages.gustaveflaubert - Em cache - Similares
3.. Three Percent: Interview with Adam Thirlwell - [ Traduzir esta página ]
Nabokov's Pushkin is an uncharacteristically altruistic monument. (Also worth checking out Mason's post about The Delighted States.) tags: adam thirlwell ...
www.rochester.edu/College/.../index.php?id=1164 - Em cache - Similares
4.. "An Uncharacteristically Altruistic Monument"-By Wyatt Mason ... - [ Traduzir esta página ]
In my previous post, I discuss Adam Thirlwell's new book, The Delighted States: A book of... Nabokov's French in "Mademoiselle O" is an unusual French, ...
www.harpers.org/archive/2008/07/hbc-90003299 - Em cache - Similares
5.. Our Critic's Tip Sheet on Current Reading: Kafka, Flaubert and ... - [ Traduzir esta página ]
27 May 2008 ... When he quotes Nabokov on the crucial topic of exile-"Je suis dépaysé ... I read it eagerly, with admiration for Adam Thirlwell's daring; ...
www.observer.com/.../our-critics-tip-sheet-current-reading-kafka-flaubert-and-nabokov-come-out-play - Estados Unidos - Em cache
6.. power of babble - bookforum.com / in print - [ Traduzir esta página ]
Adam Thirlwell suggests mistranslation is the key to the novel's glories. ... that presents the original text and Thirlwell's translation of Nabokov's story ...
www.bookforum.com/inprint/015_02/2467 - Em cache - Similares
7.. Miss Herbert | Adam Thirlwell | Review by The Spectator - [ Traduzir esta página ]
Miss Herbert, Adam Thirlwell tells us, is an attempt at Nabokov's ideal novel - 'which is not really a novel'. It is a book about novelists ...
www.spectator.co.uk > Book Club - Em cache - Similares
8.. Bookslut | The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, and ... - [ Traduzir esta página ]
When you turn the book over you see a different cover: Nabokov's short story "Mademoiselle O," rendered into English by one Adam Thirlwell. ...
www.bookslut.com/.../2008_08_013256.php - Em cache - Similares
9.. Adam Thirlwell « Vertigo: Collecting & Reading W.G. Sebald - [ Traduzir esta página ]
20 Jun 2008 ... Everything Thirlwell says sounds great as it passes between one's ears. ...Filed in Adam Thirlwell, Book reviews, Vladimir Nabokov, ...
sebald.wordpress.com/category/adam-thirlwell/ - Em cache
10.. Books of The Times - Adam Thirlwell's 'Delighted States' Is a ... - [ Traduzir esta página ]
18 Jun 2008 ... Adam Thirlwell's book shoves its delirious way around and through ...Vladimir Nabokov scribbling and irritably sunning in a deck chair, ...
www.nytimes.com/2008/06/.../18eder.html?

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