NABOKV-L post 0018696, Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:09:25 +0200

Re: SIGHTING: The Swift on Youtube
Perhaps this has been noticed before, but there is another allusion, albeit
wordless, to Nabokov in another film by Woody Allen, *Love and Death* (1975),
with Diane Keaton, which is a comical take on 19th century Russian novels
like Dostoevsky's and Tolstoy's . In one scene Allen is seen carrying a
butterfly net and a butterfly collection under his arms. You can watch the
whole movie here (the quality is not too good):

The scene starts at about 13 minutes and 52 seconds, just before Allen's
character gets into the coach.

Hafid Bouazza

2009/10/20 Matthew Roth <>

> Thanks to Claudio Soares for the link below. The recording is part of an
> album, "Lolita and Poems," that VN recorded at some point in the 60s or 70s.
> At the site, you can download all the tracks for free (or you
> can go to and buy a cassette tape for $80.00!). It's wonderful
> to hear VN read the Quilty murder scene, as well as a number of poems,
> including "Discovery" and "The Ballad of Longwood Glen." This is different
> than the NY Times recording of the 92nd Street Y reading (also a gem) where
> VN reads your favorite, Canto Two of Pale Fire.
> MR
> The source may be this one:
> Best regards,
> Claudio Soares
> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 11:29 PM, NABOKV-L <> wrote:
>> Does anyone know where this recording came from? It is VN, isn't it?
>> Matt Roth
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