Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0025356, Thu, 1 May 2014 05:05:29 +0100

Re: sighting
Geoff Dyer is a writer of fiction, travel and cultural matters probably better known to British readers than US ones but still deserving of a less offhand dismissal than 'someone named Geoff Dyer.' '(picnic, lightning)' is often mentioned by admiring or envious litteratuers.

On Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 0:11, Carolyn Kunin <chaiselongue@ATT.NET> wrote:

An article in the current New York Review of Books includes an article by Christopher Benfey entitled "Pain and Parentheses" which quotes someone named Geoff Dyer as claiming that "the most famous parenthesis in postwar literature" was in fact penned by our own VN: 
My very photogenic mother died in a freak accident (picnic, lightning) when I was three, and, save for a pocket of warmth in the darkest past, nothing of her subsists within the hollows and dells of memory.

Whether or not this is true, I have no idea. You may pursue other parenthetical examples at http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/apr/26/pain-and-parentheses/



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