Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005243, Fri, 30 Jun 2000 15:31:51 -0700

Nabokov's Method of Writing and Literary Structure and Content
of His Books (fwd)
From: Iann88@aol.com

He wrote on those little file cards instead of straight through on paper as
most writers do. Would not this method be conducive to constructing those
elaborate games he plays in his books, especially Pale Fire, which probably
couldn't be written except by using note cards, which you can literally
shuffle around. Is there any study on this method of writing and how it
effects content?

Phillip Iannarelli
Cleveland, Ohio