NABOKV-L post 0014504, Mon, 25 Dec 2006 17:01:45 -0500

DN on fathers and sons
DN comment: the relationship between V. and D. Nabokov was a bit different: no crap, no hell, just symbiotic love.

>This from the review by Stefan Collini (London Review of Books, Vol. 28, Number 24, 14 December 2006) of Zachary Leader’s The Life of Kingsley Amis about something amiss in the literary relationship between Kingsley and his son Martin, author of Visiting Mrs. Nabokov: “They couldn’t, it seems, talk much about their writing, largely because Kingsley really hated all that clever-clever experimental Nabokovian crap he thought of his son as writing.”

>Unlucky Volodya caught hell coming and going, not only from Kingsley but also from Martin who excoriated Look at the Harlequins! (Boyd, AY, 625).

>Jerry Katsell

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