NABOKV-L post 0003389, Wed, 23 Sep 1998 13:22:23 -0700

Re: VN & Sentiment (fwd)
Tim Henderson<> replies to
Chris Berg >

Hear, hear, Chris.
I would add "The Mother" to the list: it could also be used as a
good example of "anti-melodrama" or "anti-sentimental" in the sense
defined by VN in Gogol, the defiant opposite of "engazhay and compelling"
with the emotion intact: "What if her son had stayed at home with her And
carpentered and sung? What if those tears cost more than our redemption?"

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