NABOKV-L post 0006070, Thu, 12 Jul 2001 10:26:38 -0700

[Fwd: Re: Katharine White]
>From Mary Bellino (

A slight mis-typing in Galya's note turned Katharine White into "the"
editor of The New Yorker -- she would have been a great one, too, just
as good as Ross or Shawn, but she had her hands full as the head fiction
editor. Janet Flanner called her "the best women editor in the world,"
thereby giving the rest of us blue-pencil gals something to aim at.

> 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 (many still unpublished and in the Berg Collection), Nabokov often stressed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_.