Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0007237, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 15:18:37 -0800

Fw: more Zoggishness
more Zoggishness
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From: Carolyn Kunin
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Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 8:27 AM
Subject: more Zoggishness

For those interested in pursuing Zog in what appears to be a Nabokovian setting:

Lloyd Jones' Biografi is a literary travelogue of a nightmarish Albania, but you have to refer to other sources to determine that its main character (a dentist whose own life was stolen so he could serve as body double for dictator Enver Hoxha) is fictional. Although the travel genre is one in which subjectivity and the occasional tall tale are considered legit, Jones' publishers probably should have labeled this a novel. As such it raises more questions about its bizarre subjects - King Zog, the totalitarian's totalitarian Hoxha and post-meltdown Albania - than it answers.