NABOKV-L post 0018672, Fri, 16 Oct 2009 01:59:14 -0300

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Re: [ NABOKOV-L] [SIGHTING] favorite characters and novels
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J. Aisenberg: Speaking of Lolita and Allen... I guess that's a sighting...

JM: I came upon a selection of sentences extracted from the award-winning screenplay of Woody Allen's "Manhattan" (1979) at:
www.script-o-rama.com/.../manhattan-script-transcript-woody-allen.html
The dialogue seems a bit different from the one that was quoted, but there is a Nabokov sighting, indeed (bits and pieces below):

II'm... I'm older than her father. Can you believe that? I'm dating a girl wherein I can beat up her father. That's the first time that ever occurred in my life. When it comes to relationships, I'm the winner of the August Strindberg Award.
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- What do you do, Tracy?
- I go to high school.
Oh, really. Really. Somewhere Nabokov is smiling, if you know what I mean.
LeWitt is overrated. In fact, he may be a candidate for the academy. ....Mary and I have invented the Academy of the Overrated for such notables as...- Gustav Mahler, Isak Dinesen and Carl Jung.
- Scott Fitzgerald.
- Lenny Bruce. Can't forget him, can we?
- How about Norman Mailer?



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