NABOKV-L post 0012066, Wed, 16 Nov 2005 15:53:08 -0800

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Fw: Nabokov and Ernst Juenger - entomology,
stereoscopy and perhaps more?
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Fr: Dmitri Nabokov
To: 'D. Barton Johnson' ;
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 1:00 PM
Subject: RE: Nabokov and Ernst Juenger - entomology, stereoscopy and perhaps more?

Here is a response for Dr. Pschera:

Dear Doctor Pschera,

You have suggested an interesting avenue of investigation. I cannot recall any reference to Jünger, but that does not mean my father did not know of him or his work. My Father read voraciously, and his frame of reference was huge. I shall of course remain alert, and share with you anything that does come up. Meawhile, if I may, I would like to suggest that you glance at pp 198-234 of Nabokov's Butterlies, a projected addendum to The Gift that I translated.

With best wishes,

Dmitri Nabokov
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From: Sandy Klein [mailto:sk@starcapital.net]
Sent: mercredi, 16. novembre 2005 17:33
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Subject: Fwd: Nabokov and Ernst Juenger - entomology, stereoscopy and perhaps more?
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From: Vladimir Nabokov Forum [mailto:NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU] On Behalf Of Donald B. Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 11:01 AM
To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
Subject: Fwd: Nabokov and Ernst Juenger - entomology, stereoscopy and perhaps more?

Dear all with particular attention to Dmitri Nabokov,

I'm actually inquiring the parallel worlds of Nabokov and german writer Ernst Jünger. There is one obvious parallel: the entomology. Juenger was one of the great entomologic scholars in Germany. He specialized in coleoptera (bugs). Juengers "Gestalt-Denken" is very much influenced by his entomological studies - and vice versa. The body of the insect, the structure of the system and the body of the text are corresponding. Form in nature and form in art relate. Juenger made some interesting thoughts on this ("Typus, Name, Gestalt"). In Ns "Strong Opinions" there are some interesting hints pointing in the same direction.

There is one other interesting analogy: Jüngers so called stereoscopic view reminds me of Ns synesthetic faculties and its aesthetic consequences. I think there are perhaps some more coincidences which would make a comparison of both authors - who are at first glance in aesthetic and other matters far apart from each other - worthwile.

So I'm digging and here is my concern: Does anyone (DN?) know if N has talked about or even read some work of Ernst Juenger? Are there any traces?

Thank you very much in advance,

Sincerely

Dr. Alexander Pschera (Germany)

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