NABOKV-L post 0003138, Tue, 26 May 1998 10:35:54 -0700

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Re: Query: Nabokov, Anais Nin, Sartre (fwd)
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> From: John_Lavagnino@Brown.edu
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> There's a piece by Simone de Beauvoir called "Brigitte Bardot and the
> Lolita Syndrome" that was published in Esquire in August 1959,
> pp 32-38. But it's actually only got a few lines on Lolita.
>
From: Kevin Burns ,<kevbur@muze.com>


Simone de Beauvoir's book "Brigitte Bardot & the Lolita Syndrome" --ISBN
0405039123--is listed in Books In Print. The publication date is 1980,
Ayer Company Publishers in their Arno Press Cinema Programs Series,
introduction by George Amberg. Illustrated. I contacted the publisher
last year about this book and was told they did not have any copies, but
a library might. I wonder if it is an expanded version of the Esquire
article that John Lavagnino tracked down. Although in those days,
Esquire articles were pretty lengthy, so maybe it is just a reprint...I
am looking for this book.

Kevin Burns


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> From: Donald Barton Johnson[SMTP:chtodel@humanitas.ucsb.edu]
> Sent: Saturday, May 23, 1998 11:29 AM
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> Subject: Re: Query: Nabokov, Anais Nin, Sartre (fwd)
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> From: John_Lavagnino@Brown.edu
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> There's a piece by Simone de Beauvoir called "Brigitte Bardot and the
> Lolita Syndrome" that was published in Esquire in August 1959,
> pp 32-38. But it's actually only got a few lines on Lolita. Her
> autobiographical volume La force des choses (Gallimard, 1963) has a
> paragraph on how she liked Lolita and disliked Doctor Zhivago. But
> none of this involves any hint of personal acquaintance with Nabokov.
>
> According to Deirdre Bair's biography of 1995, Anais Nin was annoyed
> by the success of Lolita, but she made some money for awhile importing
> copies of Lolita (and of Henry Miller's books) from Paris and selling
> them in the United States with a hefty markup. And in volume 6 of her
> published diary, Nin says that Nabokov was one of the writers she
> sought out--- but there's no more about this than his bare name on a
> list, and Bair at least doesn't say anything about any actual meeting
> between them. Sylvia Paine in 1981 published a book called Beckett,
> Nabokov, Nin, but I don't have it at hand and don't recall whether it
> says anything biographical.
>
> John Lavagnino
>