NABOKV-L post 0022787, Fri, 4 May 2012 22:09:08 -0400

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Appendix to Bunny, Judy, & Volodya?
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Jansy Mello: Carolyn brings up remnants from the "Dear Bunny-dear Volodya" friendship, disturbed at times by Wilson's misunderstanding Nabokov's Pushkin translation and by Wilson's application of Freudian theories to the understanding of Art. She is wise to call attention to the difference between early childhood traumas and those that happen later in life.





Jansy, thanks! But I object to your characterizing Wilson's objections to the EO translation as "misunderstanding" -- he disagreed vehemently, as do I, with what VN, near criminally in my (our?) opinion did in botching what really should have been a masterpiece of translation. How many opportunities do we have in literary history for a bi-lingual poetic genius to translate a great work in one of his native languages (I consider English and French as well as Russian to be "native" to VN) into what should have been a masterpiece in another? And VN refused to do it! And for what? I can never understand or forgive ...
Carolyn

On May 2, 2012, at 5:41 PM, Jansy Mello wrote: ... July 15, 1965 The Strange Case of Pushkin and Nabokov - Edmund Wilson


Hmm - only just now noticing the interesting title EW chose for his critique of VN's EO. Just for fun I copy below all the titles of books held in the UCLA libraries that start "the strange case of" ...
C Kunin


#Title SearchAuthorFull TitleDate



[ 1 ]The strange case of Alfred Hitchcock : or, The plain man's Hitchcock /Durgnat, Raymond.Strange case of Alfred Hitchcock : or, The plain man's Hitchcock / Raymond Durgnat.1974
Location: Arts LibraryCall Number: PN1998.A3 H6duStatus: Not Checked Out




[ 2 ]The strange case of Alger Hiss.Jowitt, William Allen Jowitt, Earl, 1885-1957.Strange case of Alger Hiss.1953
Location: YRLCall Number: E743.5.H62 J8Status: Not Checked Out




[ 3 ]The strange case of Alger Hiss /Jowitt, William Allen Jowitt, Earl, 1885-1957.Strange case of Alger Hiss / Earl Jowitt.1953
Title has multiple holdings




[ 4 ]The strange case of Ambrose Small /McClement, Fred.Strange case of Ambrose Small / Fred McClement.1974
Location: SRLF (Select "Request an item" from the menu bar)Call Number: HV6762.C2 M22Status: Not Checked Out




[ 5 ]The strange case of Andrew Bonar Law,Taylor, H. A. (Henry Archibald), 1892-Strange case of Andrew Bonar Law, by H. A. Taylor.1932
Location: SRLF (Select "Request an item" from the menu bar)Call Number:Status: Not Checked Out




[ 6 ]The strange case of Billy Biswas.Joshi, Arun.Strange case of Billy Biswas.1971
Location: YRLCall Number: PR9499.3 .J78stStatus: Not Checked Out




[ 7 ]The strange case of Charles Darwin & evolution /Miller, Jonathan, 1934-Strange case of Charles Darwin & evolution / Jonathan Miller, Borin Van Loon.1982
Location: College LibraryCall Number: QH31.D2 M54 1982bStatus: Not Checked Out




[ 8 ]The strange case of Constance Flood; a documentary account.Iverson, Willa Okker.Strange case of Constance Flood; a documentary account.1956
Title has multiple holdings




[ 9 ]Strange case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister HydeStevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / by Robert Louis Stevenson.1887
Location: Clark Library Rare Book StacksCall Number: PR5488 .S81 1887 *Status: No item data available




[ 10 ]Strange case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde.Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Robert Louis Stevenson ; wood engravings by Barry Moser ; foreword by Joyce Carol Oates.1990
Title has multiple holdings

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