NABOKV-L post 0010560, Thu, 11 Nov 2004 17:13:35 -0800

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Dear all,

I think there is something on VN, written by the "French journalist" (as
said VN, sorry I quote him again). See "Situations" By JP Sartre. If
anyone has this text, I really would like to read it.

Thanks,

A.Andreu-


-----Original Message-----
From: "Donald B. Johnson" <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu>
To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 10:02:26 -0800
Subject: Fw: Query: Nabokov and Kierkegaard

> EDNOTE. I don't recall any overt links (but 'hey'...) There certainly
> are
> "negative" echoes via Sarte and possibly through the Hippius group in
> inter-war
> Paris. For more on the Sarte connection see my article "The
> Nabokov-Sartr
> Controversy" in Issue #1 of NABOKOV STUDIES and also my article
> "'Terror':
> Pretexts & Posttexts" in the Barabtarlo-Nicol collection on VN's short
> stories.
> The latter may give you somne ideas.
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>
> ----- Forwarded message from willtato@pacbell.net -----
> Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 08:03:02 -0800
> From: willtato <willtato@pacbell.net>
>
>
> VN disliked Existentialism, and all "-ism's" , to put it mildly. Here
> is one
> reference that comes to mind. It is the first paragraph of a review he
> wrote on
> JP Sartre's "La Nausee" entitled "Sartre's First Try" , written in1949
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------
> NAUSEA. By Jean-Paul Sartre. Translated by Lloyd Alexander.
> Sartre's name, I understand, is associated with a fashionable brand of
> cafe
> philosophy and since for every so-called "existentialist" one finds
> quite a few
> "suctorialists" (if I may coin a polite term), this made-in- England
> translation
> of Sartre's first novel, "La Nausée" (published in Paris in 1938)
> should enjoy
> some success.
>
>
>
> The complete review is on the New York Times' "Life and Times of
> Nabokov" web
> site, at:
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/03/02/lifetimes/nab-r-sartre.html
>
>
> have fun, I did
>
> will
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donald B. Johnson" <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu>
> To: <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 7:27 AM
> Subject: Query: Nabokov and Kierkegaard
>
>
> > hello all,
> >
> > I was wondering whether anyone knew of articles or books dealing
> > with Nabokov's relation to philosophy generally, to existentialism,
> and
> > in particular to Soren Kierkegaard. Both Kierkegaard and Nabokov
> > make use of Anderson's fairy tales, and I was hoping to draw some
> > parallels between them using Anderson as a link. However, I'm not
> > sure whether Nabokov would have had any contact with Kierkegaard's
> > works, or what he thought of Kierkegaard's brand of philosophy.
> > Thanks very much for any help on this subject.
> >
> > Ben
> >
> > (my email is ben.gallagher@utoronto.ca)
> >
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>
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>

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