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From: "sam schuman" <schumans@mrs.umn.edu>
To: "Vladimir Nabokov Forum" <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
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Subject: Re: Query: V.N.& Eliot - & Hockney


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> Subscribers may be interested in knowing that this modest, but not
> melancholy, Dane was the author of a very interesting paper on VN and Bely
> at last summer's Nabokov Symposium in St. Petersburg.
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: Ole Nyegaard To: Vladimir
> Nabokov Forum Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 11:26 PM Subject: V.N.&
> Eliot - & Hockney
> > I'm a graduate student at the University of Aarhus engaged in an
> >ongoing project on Nabokov (and as far as I know no one else at my
> >University, perhaps even in Denmark, seems to be doing anything on the
> >subject, but I may be wrong). At the moment I'm writing an essay
debating
> >Nabokov's reasons for ridiculing T.S. Eliot - particularly in Lolita
part
> >2 ch.35. Comments are welcome.
> >
> > In order to contrast the two writers I am comparing scenes from The
Gift
> >with bits and pieces from The Waste Land, and Preludes, arguing that
> >Eliot sees the "masses" as threatening and dehumanised, while Nabokov
> >describes the crowd through Fyodor's perception of it - in tramcars and
> >around the lake in Grünenwald. Nabokov's focus is not on the "masses" (a
> >concept very much on the mind of modernists as Eliot & Co., cf. John
> >Carey's The Intellectuals and the Masses: Pride and Prejudice among the
> >Literary Intelligentsia, 1880-1939. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993),
> >but on the individual's perception, which made me think of David
Hockney:
> >
> >
> >
> >Did V.N. ever comment upon the paintings of David Hockney?
> >
> >
> >
> >In my view both artists focus on the perceptual process, cf. Hockney's
> >words regarding his paintings of Grand Canyon: "This is not a picture
> >of Grand Canyon. This is a picture of looking at Grand Canyon" (the
quote
> >is from the material of the exhibition "David Hockney 1960-2000" in the
> >art museum Louisiana in Denmark 2001). By the way Hockney once made a
> >picture based on Lolita - well, the correct description, probably, would
> >be a collage of photographs, mounted in order to show several angles of
> >vision simultaneously.
> >
> >
> >
> > Best Wishes
> >
> >
> >
> >Ole Nyegaard. Aarhus, Denmark.
>
>
> Sam
>
> Samuel Schuman
> Chancellor
> The University of Minnesota, Morris
> Morris, MN 56267
> schumans@mrs.umn.edu
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