NABOKV-L post 0007239, Fri, 6 Dec 2002 19:21:20 -0800

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EDNOTE. I suspect you are right about Georgette. The Absence of Burgess and
Greene is inexplicable. I don't recall any VN Wodhouse refs. But I wonder if
the rumors about W's supposed collaboration might have put off VN. In any
case, I suspect the list was off the top of somebody's head.

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From: "Kiran Krishna" <kiran@Physics.usyd.edu.au>
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> It is funny that the Guinness Book of Records is listed. Among Brits, I
> find it disappointing that neither Anthony Burgess, nor Graham Greene, nor
> Plum Wodehouse are mentioned. Speaking of Plum, I have not noticed very
> many(any in fact) references to him among Nabokov's works. Was VN familiar
> with Wodehouse?
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> Incidentally, I just checked out a hunch of mine. I think Georgette Hayer
> had one very big enthusiast.
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> Kiran
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> On Fri, 6 Dec 2002, D. Barton Johnson wrote:
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> > EDNOTE. I checked this out. It is a small scale thing involving just a
few hundred voters' on best books of the 50s. Almost entirely Brits--both
the books and the 15 authors nominated. Georgette Heyer, romance novelist
by a huge margin (427); then Nicholas Monsaratt. Then tightly grouped:
Lolita (38); Zhivago (37); Sillitoe , & Amis' _Lucky Jim_.
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> > Our expert opinions are all well and good, but we'd like to let the
people decide; so vote for your favourite book of the 50s.
> > Choose your favourite book from the ones listed, click on the button to
the left of it and hit the 'Vote' button at the bottom of the page at the
following URL.
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> > http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/open2/readingdecades/poll50s.shtml
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