Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0026615, Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:25:48 +0000

Re: Brian Boyd rates VN's Greatest...
Indeed. I'd just replace Invitation to a Beheading with Bend Sinister, to my mind a much richer and more serious assault on tyranny.

On Sunday, 8 November 2015, 6:22, Jansy Mello <jansy.mello@OUTLOOK.COM> wrote:

<!--#yiv4154717672 _filtered #yiv4154717672 {font-family:"Cambria Math";panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;} _filtered #yiv4154717672 {font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;} _filtered #yiv4154717672 {font-family:Garamond;panose-1:2 2 4 4 3 3 1 1 8 3;} _filtered #yiv4154717672 {font-family:Georgia;panose-1:2 4 5 2 5 4 5 2 3 3;}#yiv4154717672 #yiv4154717672 p.yiv4154717672MsoNormal, #yiv4154717672 li.yiv4154717672MsoNormal, #yiv4154717672 div.yiv4154717672MsoNormal {margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond", serif;}#yiv4154717672 h1 {margin-top:12.0pt;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Garamond", serif;color:#2E74B5;font-weight:normal;}#yiv4154717672 h2 {margin-top:2.0pt;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:13.0pt;font-family:"Garamond", serif;color:#2E74B5;font-weight:normal;}#yiv4154717672 a:link, #yiv4154717672 span.yiv4154717672MsoHyperlink {color:#0563C1;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv4154717672 a:visited, #yiv4154717672 span.yiv4154717672MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:#954F72;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv4154717672 span.yiv4154717672Ttulo1Char {font-family:"Garamond", serif;color:#2E74B5;}#yiv4154717672 span.yiv4154717672Ttulo2Char {font-family:"Garamond", serif;color:#2E74B5;}#yiv4154717672 span.yiv4154717672EstiloDeEmail19 {font-family:"Garamond", serif;font-variant:normal;color:black;text-transform:none;text-decoration:none none;vertical-align:baseline;}#yiv4154717672 .yiv4154717672MsoChpDefault {font-family:"Calibri", sans-serif;} _filtered #yiv4154717672 {margin:70.85pt 3.0cm 70.85pt 3.0cm;}#yiv4154717672 div.yiv4154717672WordSection1 {}-->The 10 Best Vladimir Nabokov BooksBy Brian Boyd | Nov 06, 2015Award-winning Nabokov biographer Brian Boyd wrote an MA thesis that Vladimir Nabokov called “brilliant” and a PhD thesis that Véra Nabokov thought the best thing written about her husband to date. Boyd, editor of Letters to Véra, chronicling the decades-long love story between Vladimir and Véra, picks the 10 best Nabokov books.Vladimir Nabokov’s Letters to Véra, edited and translated by Olga Voronina and myself, publishes on November 4 (Knopf). The letters cover a span from 1923, the year the couple met, to 1976, the year before Nabokov died. Véra famously helped Vladimir as first reader, editor, typist, secretary and agent, although not, despite the rumors, as co-author. But Nabokov did once write to her: “I read parts of your little card (about the move—terrible! I can imagine . . . ) out loud to Ilyusha and Zinzin and they said they understood now who writes my books for me.” We can see glints and shadows or more of Véra in four of the books on this top ten list, in Pale Fire’s Sybil Shade, The Gift’s Zina Mertz, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight’s Claire Bishop, and Speak, Memory’s “you.”Martin Amis is not alone in rating Nabokov the greatest writer of the twentieth century while ranking Ulysses as the century’s greatest single novel. The top two novels below, though, have both rated higher than even Ulysses in some published lists. Don’t take such orderings too seriously, but do take the books into your life.http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/68589-the-10-best-vladimir-nabokov-books.html  
| Google Search
the archive | Contact
the Editors | NOJ | Zembla | Nabokv-L
Policies | Subscription options | AdaOnline | NSJ Ada Annotations | L-Soft Search the archive | VN Bibliography Blog |

All private editorial communications are read by both co-editors.

Search archive with Google:

Contact the Editors: mailto:nabokv-l@utk.edu,nabokv-l@holycross.edu
Zembla: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/nabokov/zembla.htm
Nabokv-L policies: http://web.utk.edu/~sblackwe/EDNote.htm
Nabokov Online Journal:" http://www.nabokovonline.com
AdaOnline: "http://www.ada.auckland.ac.nz/
The Nabokov Society of Japan's Annotations to Ada: http://vnjapan.org/main/ada/index.html
The VN Bibliography Blog: http://vnbiblio.com/
Search the archive with L-Soft: https://listserv.ucsb.edu/lsv-cgi-bin/wa?A0=NABOKV-L

Manage subscription options :http://listserv.ucsb.edu/lsv-cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=NABOKV-L