Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0004678, Tue, 11 Jan 2000 08:56:09 -0800

Re: VN close encounter :Craig Raine
Perhaps this is not the forum for discussing Raine, but I would
think that admirers of VN would also enjoy Raine's writing.
When I first read "A Martian Sends a Postcard Home," I thought I
heard in it echoes of Nabokov, some quality or set of qualities
I could not quite specify--perhaps the powers of observation and
language: the ability look at some common object and find to
describe it a metaphor which is entirely original and yet
perfect and, in retrospect, obvious.

Jay Livingston