NABOKV-L post 0012116, Wed, 23 Nov 2005 08:08:40 -0800

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Re: Fwd: Re: Re: Query: Comparisons between Nabokov and Borges
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I'm very fond, of course, of both writers. They both had a "perfectly normal
trilingual childhood." Both writers came from intensely anglophile families and
enjoyed the same writers as children such as H.G. Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle
(for his Sherlock Holmes stories). Both writers used the detective genre for
their own literary designs.

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Subject: Fwd: Re: Re: Query: Comparisons between Nabokov and Borges


they were probably the two most famous anti-Freudians around.


On 11/21/05, Donald B. Johnson <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> Dear YJ,
>
> ...Both were born in 1899 and died in Switzerland !!!
> Seriously, I noticed another interesting detail few days ago but I
> forgot it. Anyway, there was the same query before in the forum...maybe
> using the search engine...
>
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Donald B. Johnson" <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu>
> To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
> Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 17:00:13 -0800
> Subject: Query: Comparisons between Nabokov and Borges
>
> > Dear Don and List,
> >
> > As two of the greatest masters of 20th century literature, I think
> > Nabokov
> > and Borges share in common that both were undeservedly deprived of a
> > Nobel
> > Prize in Literature.
> >
> > I was wondering whether there are any other parallels between the two
> > maestros besides that. I can think of some, but only some. Their
> > intricate
> > word games and recurring mirror motif are some I can think of right
> > now.
> >
> > Can anybody give me any valuable input on this topic? I would highly
> > appreciate it.
> >
> > Cheers.
> >
> > Yours,
> >
> > yj
> >
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