Kurt Vonnegut and Vladimir Nabokov
Kurt Vonnegut and Vladimir Nabokov Photograph: Carl Mydans/Getty Image/Rex Features

Who is the greatest American novelist? 2: Vladimir Nabokov v Kurt Vonnegut

You nominated the contenders now reader Matthew Spencer pits Nabokov's Pale Fire against Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions

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