NABOKV-L post 0010976, Thu, 27 Jan 2005 12:33:21 -0800

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Fw: Nabokov y Borges. Request for further bibliograpy
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Fr: Dmitri Nabokov
To: chtodel@cox.net
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 5:03 PM
Subject: TR : Nabokov y Borges. Request for further bibliograpy


Dear Don and Jansy,

I was there and it is true: as I recall, only slight, passing mention at Cornell in '83. Struck me as odd.

DN
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De : Sandy Klein [mailto:sk@starcapital.net]
Envoyé : jeudi, 27. janvier 2005 15:28
Objet : Re: Nabokov y Borges. Request for further bibliograpy


From: Vladimir Nabokov Forum [mailto:NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU] On Behalf Of Donald B. Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 6:01 PM
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Subject: Re: Nabokov y Borges. Request for further bibliograpy



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Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 19:07:54 -0300
From: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello <jansy@aetern.us>



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello" <jansy@aetern.us>
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Nabokov y Borges. Request for further bibliograpy



You asked: " ¿si sabe alguién algunos detalles relacionados con la participación de Borges en el Nabokov Festival del 1983 en la universidad de Cornell? Según él, no había leído absolutamente nada de Nabokov.
You asked if anyone can help you offering details about Borges´s participation at the 1983 Nabokov Festival at Cornell University because, according to Borges himself, he hadn´t yet read anything by VN.

I don´t have by me now Borges´ own lectures in America, which were published in Portuguese a few years ago ( did this series also take place in Cornell?) but I suppose copies of them might be easily acquired in America. There were no references to Vladimir Nabokov that I can remember in it.

Borges´ lectures on English Literature at the University of Buenos Aires studied the kennings, Beowulf, the runic alphabet and early anglo-saxonic texts and elegies. From these Borges passed on to Johnson, Boswell, Macpherson, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Carlyle, Dickens, Browning, D.G.Rossetti, William Morris and ended with a study of Robert Louis Stevenson. I found no reference to American writers and no word about Nabokov.

Authors shared by Borges ( in these class-room annotations at Buenos Aires University ) and VN in the latter´s English Lit. courses, were Charles Dickens and R.L.Stevenson. Perhaps a comparison of these lectures could bring out their aesthetic views and similarities. I look forward to getting more news on any further exploration ( you asked: ¿a qué se deben las numerosas afinidades existentes en la obra, pensamiento ético y estético, e incluso en los gustos de estos autores?, inquiring about the numerous affinities between their works, their aesthetic and ethical views and tastes).
Greetings,
Jansy

----- Original Message -----
From: D. Barton Johnson
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Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 4:33 PM
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EDNOTE. Somehow the below from DN wound up in my SPAM box. In case it did not go out before, I send it now.


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To: 'D. Barton Johnson'
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 12:39 PM
Subject: FW: Nabokov y Borges. Request for further bibliograpy


Dear Don,

I doubt that List members need a translation from our nation's second language. If they do, let me know.

DN
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From: Sandy Klein [mailto:sk@starcapital.net]
Sent: dimanche, 19. décembre 2004 03:00
To: cangrande@bluewin.ch
Subject: Fwd: Nabokov y Borges. Request for further bibliograpy


From: Donald B. Johnson [mailto:chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu]
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 9:53 PM
To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
Subject: Fwd: Nabokov y Borges. Request for further bibliograpy


Buenos días. Voy a intentar hacer mi pregunta en español, dado que es el idioma que mejor domino. Entiendo el inglés bastante bien, sólo que no sé expresarme con soltura. Así que, si nadie entiende español, repitiré mi pregunta en inglés. Estoy escribiendo la tesis en la universidad de Granada
(España) sobre Nabokov y Borges (ya estoy a medio camino). Sé que el tema puede parecer bastante especulativo (por ejemplo, opinión de B. Averin), lo que pasa es que me interesa comprender, ¿a qué se deben las numerosas afinidades existentes en la obra, pensamiento ético y estético, e incluso en los gustos de estos autores? Conozco cuatro trabajos dedicados especialmente al estudio comparativo de Borges y Nabokov: Stark, John O. The Literature of Exhaustion:
Borges, Nabókov, and Barth; Merivale, Patricia. The Flaunting of Artifice in Vladimir Nabókov and Jorge Luis Borges; Lara Zavala, Hernán. El arlequín y el
soñador: Nabókov y Borges; Amusin, M., "O neshodstve shodnogo". Estaría muy agradecida a todos los que puedan completar esta breve bibliografía. También quisiera preguntar, ¿si sabe alguién algunos detalles relacionados con la participación de Borges en el Nabokov Festival del 1983 en la universidad de Cornell? Según él, no había leído absolutamente nada de Nabokov. Muy agradecida de antemano a todos.

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