NABOKV-L post 0019694, Wed, 24 Mar 2010 20:03:35 -0400

Re: [NABOKOV-L] [Query] Edmund White

Jansy, Nabokov thought highly enough of White's Forgetting Elena, to recommend it to Frederick Hill of McGraw Hill, since White was having trouble getting it published Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Nabokov did that very often. See his letter to Hill towards the end of the Bruccoli and D. Nabokov collection. Fran

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 15:28:01 -0300
From: jansy@AETERN.US
Subject: [NABOKV-L] [NABOKOV-L] [Query] Edmund White

Granta collections acquainted me with a journalistic piece written by Edmund White. When I searched him in the internet I was informed that "Although White is known as a novelist whose work has been widely praised by such writers as Vladimir Nabokov and Susan Sontag, it is as a cultural critic that White has perhaps had his greatest influence. Urbane, knowing, sophisticated, he has chronicled gay life in the seventies through the nineties with wit and insight."( ) In fact, the great majority of E.White's works I found listed in sites, has been written from the late seventies on.
Can anyone inform me about what specific novels of E.White were appreciated by Nabokov?

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