NABOKV-L post 0020977, Mon, 15 Nov 2010 08:49:23 -0500

Omissions, or Unsightings
Nabokov List:

I have been rereading Richard Ohmann’s “The Shaping of a Canon: U.S.
Fiction 1960-1975” (I can supply the full bibliographic reference if
anyone wants), where he discusses the marketing factors that create
best-sellers. He “exclude[s] novelists of foreign origin (Asimov,
Kosinski, Nabokov),” but he doesn’t say why.

Eric Hyman
Professor of English
Assistant Chair
Graduate Coordinator
Department of English
Fayetteville State University
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Fayetteville, NC 28301-4252
(910) 672-1901

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