Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0002349, Fri, 12 Sep 1997 08:40:23 -0700

Re: Lolita. A Question (fwd)
From: Michael Juliar <mjuliar@attmail.com>

as i remember, the first most-cited title in book week's poll of
"distinguished fiction, 1945-1965" was ralph ellison's "invisible man".

- michael juliar

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I have one of those "funny" editions of LOLITA from the 1960s with
Lolita's hair metamorphosing into flowers cum butterflies, and a very
small and skinny (but broad-shouldered which makes his tiny head
appear even tinier) H.H. standing on top of them all. (It's a
Putnam/Berkley paperback). It is sort of Samson-like -- except it is
_her_ hair and the abundance of it that seems to diminish his masculine
stature and strength. On the back LOLITA is described as "The second
most-often cited title in Book Week's poll of 'Distinguished Fiction,
1945-1965'." Does anyone know what the first most-cited title was?

Galya Diment