NABOKV-L post 0010668, Mon, 29 Nov 2004 16:22:33 -0800

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Re: Fwd: VN on the Russian language
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"An Evening of Russian Poetry" has some lovely meditations. And most universtiy
libraries have a copy of *Poems and Problems*.

Aaron
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ednote.Yes, "An evening f Russian poetry is particular


Quoting "Donald B. Johnson" <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu>:

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> ----- Forwarded message from hsilep@yahoo.com -----
> Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 23:50:51 -0800 (PST)
> From: Alyssa Pelish <hsilep@yahoo.com>
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> Hello,
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> I am looking for any discussion of VN's in which he describes the Russian
> language and/or the English language.
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> I have (re)located his plangent paragraph on this subject from a 1967 _Paris
> Review_ interview, but I seem to recall his memorably describing one or both
> languages on other occasions as well. I am combing the Web and am about to
> begin sifting through the introductions to his novels and translations, but a
> direct sign post to the specific location of more of his words on the matter
> would be very much appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Alyssa Pelish
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> EDNOTE. Dear Assyla Shilep there is actually a good bit about VN's views on
> language. The first things that come to mind are Jane Grayson's _Nabokov
> Translated_ Elizabeth Beaujour's _Alien Tongues: Bilingual Russian Writers of
> the First Emigration_. Also, take a look at the Index to Strong Opinions in
> the
> ZEMBLA web site. I encourage NABOKOVellians to send in their references.
>
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