NABOKV-L post 0006864, Wed, 2 Oct 2002 09:31:42 -0700

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From: "Brian Boyd (FOA ENG)" <b.boyd@auckland.ac.nz>
To: "'Vladimir Nabokov Forum'" <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 4:30 AM

>
> Anita Brookner, interviewed in The New Zealand Listener (September 28,
2002,
> p. 57), is reported thus:
>
> "This disciple of Marcel Proust and Henry James re-reads the classics, but
> scorns the 'negligible' fiction of today. Nabokov . . . is the last great
> novelist for her."
>
> The ellipsis reads in the original "-dandy, émigré, melancholy wit-": a
> would-be appositional elucidation by the interviewer, whose literary
> sensitivity evidently lags a long way behind Brookner's.
>