NABOKV-L post 0000817, Fri, 10 Nov 1995 15:38:58 -0800

Re: More Gogol and Pnin (fwd)
From: EJUSERS <>

If memory serves, the first substantial discussion of Nabokov's
Gogolian devices was a good 1971 article by W.W. Rowe--who has been
one of our more uneven commentators. See Schuman's bibliography,
entry # 26 for 1971. But the great Gogol-in-Pnin discussion is a
chapter of G.M. Hyde's *Vladimir Nabokov: America's Russian
Novelist*, published in London in 1977 but never, I think, in
America. The chapter is titled clearly enough: "A Debt to Gogol:
*Pnin*. Beat that, Sam.
--Chaz Nicol