The following op-ed article in todays Times proposes that the solitary genius myth has outlived its usefulness (if it ever had any), implicitly crediting Véra Nabokov with a goodly portion of her husband's productivity and/or creativity.  The essay concludes with a discussion of the importance of pairs in the creative venture.  I argued, in Zina's Paradox, that Nabokov was onto something similar in The Gift.  Yet publicly, especially (I think) in the lectures on theater, Nabokov appears to disparage the idea of collaboration.  Can any in our community think of other positive portrayals of non-solitary creativity in Nabokov, explicit or implicit?

Stephen Blackwell
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