Peter De Vries & Nabokov's "Eugene Onegin"
By chance I picked up a copy of Peter De Vries comic novel "Forever Panting" (1973). De Vries, a longtime editor at "The New Yorker," and master of literary word-play, was the author of a series of extremely witty novels. In the last chapter of "Forever Panting" I ran across a quote from Pushkin's masterpiece.
Habit is Heaven's own redress:
it takes the place of happiness. Ch. 2, st. 31
Although unacknowledged, it seems to be in Nabokov's translation of "Onegin."
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