Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0024842, Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:25:40 +0100

Re: Sighting & Quiz
"Dali is really Norman Rockwell's twin brother kidnapped by gypsies in
babyhood." In Pnin.

A. Bouazza

From: Vladimir Nabokov Forum [mailto:NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU] On Behalf
Of Carolyn Kunin
Sent: donderdag 28 november 2013 19:05
Subject: [NABOKV-L] Sighting & Quiz

To the List,

I'm sure I'm the only subscriber to the List who also subscribes to "The
Weekly Standard," so I'm sure none of you will have read the review by Peter
Tonguette (seriously) of the new biography of Norman Rockwell by Deborah
Solomon. Other reviews have zeroed in on her "outing" of Rockwell as a
longtime sufferer of mental illness, which mercifully doesn't even get a
mention in this review.

What does get mentioned is the "heretofore unrecognized," according to
Deborah Solomon, "connection between Norman Rockwell and Vladimir Nabokov".
Since the two never met, what is the connection? There are two: NR
misremembered the name of his dog ("we called her Lolito - Lolita" he told
Edward R Murrow, though none of his family remember such a dog); and two --
well that's the quiz question.

What is the other connection between VN & NR?


p.s. Haven't thought of a prize yet - but I think I can think of something
if someone does come up with the correct answer. It goes without saying that
readers of "The Weekly Standard" are not allowed to play.

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