Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0002309, Wed, 27 Aug 1997 16:08:58 -0700

VN & jazz
From: Kelvin H Lu <khlu@midway.uchicago.edu>

From reading Strong Opinions, I get the impression that Nabokov totally
hates jazz. Does anybody know of a source where he talks precisely about
his jazz dislike, reasoning, etc.,? I would like to know whether he
explains this antagonism precisely or if he's just somehow prejudiced for
no good reason (seems unlikely). I'm also interested in other V.N.
opinions on music besides Strong Opinions (where he admits that music
isn't something he appreciates as well as visual art (or something like
that with the stuff about different modes of perception for
visual/auditory/reading art)).


Kelvin Lu