NABOKV-L post 0012109, Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:16:30 -0800

Fwd: RE: Stefan Sullivan: Nabokov's power hangs on 'Lolita'

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Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 22:10:23 -0500
From: George Shimanovich <>
Reply-To: George Shimanovich <>
Subject: RE: Stefan Sullivan: Nabokov's power hangs on 'Lolita'
To: 'Vladimir Nabokov Forum'

How about Commentary? I think he would enjoy most of it and, I dare say,
would post occasionally in its Letter section. Given tone of some of the
recent postings on this list I expect that their authors will slam this
suggestion as 'laughable'. While they are laughing I suggest that VN did not
lean left nor right but liked intellectual honesty and independence of
thinking which is not of plenty in anything one-sided (pun intended).

- George

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From: Vladimir Nabokov Forum [mailto:NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU] On Behalf
Of Donald B. Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: Stefan Sullivan: Nabokov's power hangs on 'Lolita'

Mr. Nabokov loved the freedom of the United States, and hated the system of
government that for most of the last century cost so many millions of lives
and dreams in the land of his birth and its surrounding regions. But I
seriously doubt he would consider the Washington Times as representative of
his views.

VN could enjoy Playboy and the National Review (especially in complimentary
subscriptions), but even those publications, in the sixties, were miles
higher in intellectual content than a miserable rag like the Washington
Times --- which, from my viewing of it, does not reflect the views of

From: Vladimir Nabokov Forum on behalf of Donald B. Johnson
Reply To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 8:59 PM
Subject: Spam: Fwd: Re: Stefan Sullivan: Nabokov's power hangs on

I would just like to remind Mr Livingston that the politics of the
Washington Times reflects that of Mr Nabokov.

conservatively yours
EDNOTE. Ah, yes, Mooney Tunes and Merrie Melodies--for those who are old
to remember Bugs Bunny.

> From: "Donald B. Johnson" <>
> Reply-To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 18:50:48 -0800
> Subject: Fwd: Re: Stefan Sullivan: Nabokov's power hangs on 'Lolita'
> Tom,
> Please remember that this review comes from The Washington Times. Should
> 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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