NABOKV-L post 0006905, Sat, 12 Oct 2002 16:51:55 -0700

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QUERY: Nabokov and Yvor Winters
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From: "Kiran Krishna" <kiran@Physics.usyd.edu.au>
To: "Vladimir Nabokov Forum" <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
Cc: <rafe@the-rathouse.com>
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> Hello all,
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> We at the University of Sydney have just had a conference on the
> Australian poet, James McAuley, in which Yvor Winters (and John Crowe
> Ransom) appeared a couple of times. A while back, I noted that JCR
> disliked Lolita (He was quite conservative, and for such an intelligent
> man, could be occasionally very daft indeed). Is there any record of a
> correspondence between VN and JCR?
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> Also, I was wondering how far the relationship with Yvor Winters went.
> Winters wrote a brilliant introduction to meter, that I think is far more
> useful to an English speaking person than Nabokov's (or for that matter,
> most other intros to meter), and in some ways, was a very strong
> anti-romantic. So, they must have had some very interesting arguments
> indeed.. I would be grateful for any info on this.
>
> Kiran
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> Kiran Krishna
> 3rd yr physics
> (Falkiner High Energy Physics)
> University of Sydney
> NSW 2006
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> slayer.
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