Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0025515, Fri, 4 Jul 2014 16:33:13 +0100

Re: Nabokov sighting -the Atlantic
I wondered if anyone on the list had any comments on this piece, it seemed
rather a caricature to me -- but I have yet to read Strong Opinions.


On 2 July 2014 16:18, bedja ttttr <vnoetsjka@hotmail.com> wrote:

> http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/07/confronting-privilege-in-philip-roths-identity-tales/373782/
> There’s perhaps no more ardent proponent of “art for art’s sake” than the
> Vladimir Nabokov of *Strong Opinions*. In that book of self-interviews,
> Nabokov repeatedly skewers the notion that art should have social
> orientation. For him, fiction presents its own new reality, glimpsed
> through the looking glass of an author’s aesthetic and linguistic
> obsessions. Nabokov’s ideal novel owes nothing to what we might
> collectively call “real life.”...
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