Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0004851, Fri, 3 Mar 2000 09:15:26 -0800

Re: Film "Fight Club" & Despair & The Eye (fwd)
At 09:58 AM 3/1/00 -0800, you wrote:
>On the heels of the American Beauty/Lolita debate... I
>have recently seen the film "Fight Club", and was struck by
>the similarities between the film and Nabokov's _The Eye_
>and _Despair_, in terms of a narrator describing a separate
>character who in turn becomes that character.

Actually, "Fight Club," the novel, is much more dependent upon (that is,
blatantly rips off) the works of Philip K. Dick, chiefly VALIS and A
SCANNER DARKLY, for its narrator twist. Nabokov doesn't really enter into
it, luckily for him.

Joshua Roberts