NABOKV-L post 0016981, Mon, 1 Sep 2008 18:41:11 -0700

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Re: Adam Thirlwell on Nabokov: Preserving originality through
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I watched this youtube footage as well just last week. It was very interesting to see N. walking and talking like a real human being, heming and hawing. The gentleman in the footage were so cultured that they were hardly able to get out a statement in ten minutes talking! Am I remembering it wrong or did Nabokov say something about the origins of the word Satire having something to do with a scattering of fruit? He said something about fruit but I forgot what it was.

"A. Bouazza" <mushtary@YAHOO.COM> wrote:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/aug/30/fiction3

Browsing on YouTube the other day, I happened on an interview with Vladimir Nabokov from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's programme Close-Up, recorded after the publication of Lolita in 1955. And because I love Nabokov, I settled down to watch.
Maybe every style creates a miniature cult of personality. But this is a new form of homage which the modern allows us - to waste our time with archive footage.
The interview begins with Nabokov seated behind a desk, flanked by the interviewer and a sweet looking man. The sweet looking man, it turns out, is the legendary intellectual Lionel Trilling.
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A. Bouazza.


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