NABOKV-L post 0008790, Thu, 23 Oct 2003 10:10:06 -0700

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EDNOTE. Dmitri Nabokov replies.



I think this question of Earl Sampson's was forwarded by you. The quote
is correct, including the last item (my father hated senseless,
elevator-type "background" music). It is part of an answer in the
"anonymous" interview (1962) at the bottom of p.3 (the first page of the
text) of STRONG OPINIONS.



Greetings,



DN





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From: Sandy Klein [mailto:sk@starcapital.net]
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From: Donald Johnson [mailto:chtodel@cox.net]
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 10:35 PM
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Subject: [Fwd: VN (mis?)quote]



Dear Don,



I think this question of Earl Sampson's was forwarded by you.
The quote is correct, including the last item (my father hated
senseless, elevator-type "background" music). It is part of an answer in
the "anonymous" interview (1962) at the bottom of p.3 (the first page of
the text) of STRONG OPINIONS.



Greetings,



DN (replying in same format as received -- skip down to Earl's
query)

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From: Earl Sampson

Today's daily quotation on the Op-Ed page of the (Boulder)
Colorado
Daily: "My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime,
cruelty, soft music." - Vladimir Nabokov.

I don't remember where this is from - most likely one of the
interviews.
But the last item in the list doesn't sound right. Is this a
misquote?

--
Art is not difficult because it wishes to be difficult, but
because it wishes to be art.
- Donald Barthelme




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