Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0007143, Sat, 23 Nov 2002 19:29:29 -0800

Fw: Hitchens to Nabokov in two?
Hitchens to Nabokov in two?
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From: Carolyn Kunin
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Subject: Hitchens to Nabokov in two?

(Vladimir Nabokov is said to have admired My Past and Thoughts so much that he tried retrospectively to alter its title to something less pompous-sounding.)

EDNOTE. I don't know where the formidable Mr. Hitchens got his bit of Nabokoviana from. Can anyone provide the source? Stoppard, of course, is, like VN, a Slav who writes brilliant English prose.

A possible series of links: Hitchens from his (former?) friend Martin Amis, from Vera Nabokov?