NABOKV-L post 0006977, Tue, 29 Oct 2002 08:59:04 -0800

VN and Robert Louis Stevenson
EDNOTE. VN taught RLS's Jeckyll & Hyde The lecture is in one of the
_Lectures on Lit._. The Doyle allusions have been collected.
Chesterton's _Man Who Was Thursday_ has been mentioned both by Nina
Berberova and Jonathan Sisson in his essay in Alexandrov's VN Guide.
Stevenson & Chesterton are both worth pursuing, I thing.

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Subject: RLS & VN
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:55:08 -0800
From: Carolyn Kunin <>
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <>

I picked up a recent biography of Robert Louis Stevenson and was quite
surprised to find this reference to Nabokov:

"Of these [Mark Twain, Conan Doyle and Chesterton], the most salient
impact [of RLS] was that on Chesterton, for it was through Chesterton
chiefly that RLS emerged as an influence on the modernist movement,
especially on Nabokov and Borges ...." Frank McLynn, Robert Louis
Stevenson: A Biography (New York, 1993), p.6

Any reactions?

Carolyn Kunin