NABOKV-L post 0017569, Tue, 6 Jan 2009 09:01:45 -0500

Re: THOUGHTS re: Tributes to VN

Speaking of Tributes, there was one edited by Peter Quennell at the time of our beloved VN's death. Does anyone know how/why it is that Quennell came to edit this volume? Was he a friend, or even known to Nabokov?
> Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 22:12:00 -0500> From: nabokv-l@UTK.EDU> Subject: [NABOKV-L] THOUGHTS re: Three Meetings parody> To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU> > -------- Original Message --------> Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] anagrams> Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 20:08:21 -0500> From: Joshua Roberts <>> Reply-To:> To: nabokv-l <>> > The Three Meetings parody was written by the late, sorely missed (and > underappreciated) Stanley Elkin, not the actor Eli Wallach, and appeared > in the Nabokov "70th Birthday Tribute" issue of 1970. To paraphrase one > of the characters potrayed onscreen by Wallach, "There are two kinds of > people in this world, my friend. Those who skillfully parody Vladimir > Nabokov, and those who don't."> > >>>>>>>>This reminds me -- does anyone remember a Nabokov parody called > "Three Meetings" by Eli Wallach? It's long out of print, but the bit I > recall is his discovery of the Lightly Salted butterfly, "bug pennants, > bucking....choppy flags of the forest". This book I think was named for > much funnier parody (wouldn't it be?) of Eliot, a takeoff on "The > Cocktail Party" called Hopalong-Freud, which ends with the audience > kneeling and singing Adeste, Fideles.> --Tim Henderson> > Search archive with Google:>> > Contact the Editors:,> Visit Zembla:> View Nabokv-L policies:> Visit "Nabokov Online Journal:"> > Manage subscription options:
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