NABOKV-L post 0006069, Wed, 11 Jul 2001 20:06:09 -0700

Fw: E.B. White
EDITOR's NOTE. See end.

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From: "Galya Diment" <>

Today is E.B. White's birthday. Like VN, he was born in 1899. In his letters
to White's wife, Katharine, the editor of the New Yorker
(many still unpublished and in the Berg Collection), Nabokov often stressed
how much he admired her husband's work, and she assured him, in
return, how much "Andy" (E.B. White) liked his. While neither she nor her
husband cared much for _Lolita_, they both, apparently, adored _Pnin_.

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EDITOR's NOTE. VN's admiration for White led me to read White's
_Charlotte's Web_, his famous children's classic. Alas, I can report no
connecting links.