Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005536, Mon, 16 Oct 2000 10:35:24 -0700

NABOKOV & Saul Bellow
Th L.A. Times Book Review (Oct. 15, 2000, pp. 2-3) has a scathing review of
James Atlas' _Bellow A Biography_ . British man-of-letters, Frederic
Raphael, who dislikes Bellow's work almost as much as he dislikes Atlas'
bio, concludes :

"Atlas' anthology of received opinion is as wanting in insight as it is in
malice. He ... never remarks the HERZOG is, to a marked degree, a remake of
Nabokov's PNIN (which writers express mutual antipathy, they are always
likely to have similarities,)...