Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0017600, Tue, 20 Jan 2009 18:10:46 EST

Re: QUERY: Source for quotation

In a message dated 20/01/2009 20:42:17 GMT Standard Time, nabokv-l@UTK.EDU

For the Obama inauguration, on France 2 TV Bernard-Henri Lévy said that
Nabokov always said that one can judge a man by the way he speaks. He was
speaking French and there was no direct quotation, but can anyone identify the
source, when and where Nabokov related this?

Nabokov ALWAYS said this? How would one reconcile this with Nabokov's
written assertion: "I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and
I speak like a child"?

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