Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005347, Wed, 12 Jul 2000 06:27:40 -0700

Henry James and Nabokov. (fwd)
From: Elaine Norris <Lainey@austin.rr.com>

I've wondered this also, particularly about James' short story, "The Figure
in the Carpet." At one time I would've sworn that VN refferred to it
directly in one of his short stories, but the more I reread, the more unsure
I become. Surely someone out there has a definitive answer.

Elaine Norris

----- Original Message -----
From: "Galya Diment" <galya@u.washington.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 4:57 PM
Subject: Henry James and Nabokov. (fwd)

> From: Iann88@aol.com
> Nabokov found Henry James puzzling, but one critic credited James's
> technique, in his complex later phase, as the foundation for and
> indispensable to Joyce's stream of consciousness and a precursor of other
> modern approaches to fiction. Did James influence Nabokov in any way that
> Nabokov would not admit?
> Phillip Iannarelli
> Cleveland, Ohio