NABOKV-L post 0007012, Mon, 4 Nov 2002 10:14:58 -0800

Fw: Quote for the day
EDNOTE. While it may seem odd to offer a quote from one of VN's
arch-enemies, this one is certainly apt.
For a survey of the complex relationship between VN & Sartre, see my
article in the first issue of NABOKOV STUDIES.

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From: "Nick Grundy" <>
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> Are we allowed quotes which are not by dear old V.V.N. himself? If so, I
> propose:
> Mr. Nabokov [...] never writes without watching himself in the act of
> writing, just as others listen to themselves speaking, and he is almost
> exclusively interested in the subtle workings of his own reflective
> consciousness.
> Jean-Paul Sartre, in Nabokov: The Critical Heritage, p.65; originally in a
> review for _Europe_ (1939)