NABOKV-L post 0006231, Mon, 26 Nov 2001 10:55:16 -0800

[Fwd: Re: Anna Karenin Versus Anna Karenina]

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Subject: Re: Anna Karenin Versus Anna Karenina
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 20:00:42 -0500
From: aksenov <>
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>

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on 11/24/01 7:41 PM, Donald B. Johnson at wrote:

> From: Galya Diment
> I suspect it's more mundane than that. Chapter 4 appeared in the New
> Yorker (Victor Meets Pnin, October 15, 1955) and the editor (I believe it
> was still Katharine White before she retired as fiction editor that year)
> must have changed it to the version of the title American readers would
> have been most accustomed to. Chapter 5, on the other hand, was rejected
> by the New Yorker (mostly because it was too "Russian") and thus a similar
> editorial interference didn't take place there. As Nabokov was putting the

The Penguin edition that I have reads Karenina in Chapter 5 as well. I
wonder about other editions to which I don't have access...

- Sergei

> manuscript together he did change minor things in Chapter 4 but probably
> overlooked the occurrence of _Anna Karenina_ there.
> Galya Diment