NABOKV-L post 0018562, Tue, 8 Sep 2009 16:11:58 -0700

(Brief) VN Sighting: Alan Bennett's _The Uncommon Reader_
"Less to her credit, before Norman's mysterious departure the Queen had
begun to wonder if she was outgrowing him... or rather, out-reading him.
Once upon a time he had been a humble and straightforward guide to the world
of books. He had advised her as to what to read and had not hesitated to say
when he thought she was not ready for a book yet. Beckett, for instance, he
had kept from her for a long while and Nabokov and it was only gradually he
had introduced her to Philip Roth (with *Portnoy's Complaint* quite late in
the sequence)." (71)

Juan Martinez

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