NABOKV-L post 0005925, Mon, 23 Apr 2001 14:08:42 -0700

Nabokov Evening in NYC (Dec. 8, 1951)
On the above date VN gave a reading before a Russian audience in
Manhattan's Master Institute Theater. His selections included "Torpid
Smoke" and several poems. Maxim Shrayer located Nabokov's prepared
remarks for the occasion in the Library of Congress Nabokov papers and
has now published them (in Russian) in _Novy zhurnal_, vol. 222 (2001),
pp. 101-109. The remarks serve as context and comments on each of items
read. Shrayer provides overall commentary and notes.