Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0024672, Sat, 5 Oct 2013 07:47:30 -0300

Poe - Nabokov


EXHIBITION REVIEW: The Writer and Man, Evermore
Edgar Allan Poe Exhibition Opens at the Morgan
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The most surprising part of the Morgan exhibition is a section devoted to his influence on fellow writers who admired or were inspired by him. These include not just Stephen King and H. P. Lovecraft, but also Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle (whose Sherlock Holmes stories were greatly influenced by Poe's detective fiction), George Bernard Shaw (who wrote that "Poe constantly and inevitably produced magic where his greatest contemporaries produced only beauty"), W. H. Auden and Vladimir Nabokov (whose unfinished screenplay for "Lolita," on display at the Morgan, makes explicit that novel's debt to Poe's poem "Annabel Lee").

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