NABOKV-L post 0002264, Sun, 3 Aug 1997 16:14:17 -0700

Subject
Re: Wallace Stevens (fwd)
Date
Body
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 09:07:29 +1200
To: NABOKV-L@UCSBVM.ucsb.edu
Subject: Re: Wallace Stevens

While I would like to think that VN had appreciated Wallace Stevens,
there's no evidence suggesting this is the case; and when I
enthusiastically mentioned Stevens to Vera Nabokov, in the early
1980s, she dismissed him with a comment like "Isn't he rather
drearily ponderous?" (or was it "abstract"?--something like that)--
which I took, the way she said it, as being less her own opinion than
one she had heard from VN.

From: Brian Boyd
English Department
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019 Auckland New Zealand
Fax (64 9) 373 7429 Tel (64 9) 373 7599 ext 7480
Home fax: (64 9) 620 6520 Home tel: (64 9) 620 6597
e-mail: b.boyd@auckland.ac.nz