NABOKV-L post 0002388, Fri, 26 Sep 1997 15:25:17 -0700

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Re: Nabokov and Gunther Grass (fwd)
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Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 14:59:26 -0400
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@UCSBVM.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Re: Nabokov and Gunther Grass

From: Matthew Morris <mmorris@netunlimited.net>

Does anyone know if Nabokov ever expressed an opinion about Gunther Grass'
novels?

I have been reading THE TIN DRUM, and am pleasantly surprised by its
Nabokovian/Joycean character. I had always assumed that it was a dreary
political-fantasy novel for some reason.

My 1963 paperback edition even includes Newsweek's comparison of TD to
PALE
FIRE.

Did VN go for GG?