NABOKV-L post 0006902, Sat, 12 Oct 2002 10:07:55 -0700

Fw: Fw: Nabokov and Music

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From: Douglas E Johnson
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Nabokov and Music

On Fri, 11 Oct 2002 13:56:27 -0700 "D. Barton Johnson" <> wrote:
>Was Nabokov actually daunted, or even frightened by the same thing?

The human brain is 'auditorily centered'...I don't think Nabokov found music boring, bland, or
banal. I believe he was just so busy with grasping the visual he simply did his best to ignore
sound directly. Indirectly, he is, to me, one of the most musical writers I have read to date.

Your question is good. I don't have an answer but would certainly be interested in the opinions
of others.


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