NABOKV-L post 0005905, Sat, 14 Apr 2001 10:43:01 -0700

Re: Calvino on Nabokov & Calvino]]
On Calvino and Nabokov, I wonder if Calvino's enthusiasm was prompted
by the affinities between Zembla and Anti-Terra, on the one hand, and
his own project in INVISIBLE CITIES of creating fantastic "imaginary
geographies." Calvino, of course, limits himself to a multitude of
prose-poem length vignettes, compared to which Kinbote's Zembla is a
fully worked out fictional world.

John Foster.