NABOKV-L post 0006870, Thu, 3 Oct 2002 19:07:00 -0700

Brookner on Nabokov
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From: "Brian Boyd (FOA ENG)" <>
To: "'Vladimir Nabokov Forum'" <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 4:30 AM

Anita Brookner, interviewed in The New Zealand Listener (September 28,
p. 57), is reported thus:

"This disciple of Marcel Proust and Henry James re-reads the classics, but
scorns the 'negligible' fiction of today. Nabokov . . . is the last great
novelist for her."

The ellipsis reads in the original "-dandy, émigré, melancholy wit-": a
would-be appositional elucidation by the interviewer, whose literary
sensitivity evidently lags a long way behind Brookner's.