Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0003365, Fri, 18 Sep 1998 09:42:53 -0700

Re: Query: "real life" (fwd)
From: Thomas Seifrid <seifrid.las.usc@hermes.usc.edu>

(Hi, Eric)

I'm pretty sure it's in the afterword to *Lolita*.

Tom Seifrid

At 07:32 PM 9/17/98 -0700, you wrote:
>From: naiman@socrates.berkeley.edu
> In Strong Opinions "Nabokov says "I tend more and more to regard the
>objective existence of all events as a form of impure imagination -- hence
>my inverted commas around 'reality.'" I seem to recall him saying the
>same thing somewhere about the phrase "real life." Does anyone know where
>that point is made?
> Eric Naiman