NABOKV-L post 0012042, Fri, 11 Nov 2005 18:50:48 -0800

Fwd: Re: Stefan Sullivan: Nabokov's power hangs on 'Lolita'
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Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:09:02 -0500
From: Jay Livingston <>
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Subject: Re: Stefan Sullivan: Nabokov's power hangs on 'Lolita'
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Tom Rymour writes:

"Stefan Sullivan tries to make VN seem facile, as if he tossed off novels
between tennis games to impress the plebs. . . . If he gets no pleasure from
'Pale Fire' and 'Pnin', that's a punishment Mr
Sullivan richly deserves."


Please remember that this review comes from The Washington Times. Should we
really expect perceptive criticism in a "newspaper" owned by the Moonies? (And
if you think their lit crit is bad, you should try their politics.)

Jay Livingston

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