Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0002447, Thu, 9 Oct 1997 11:34:38 -0700

Re: VN & Dovlatov's story "Life is short" (fwd)
From: Galya Diment <galya@u.washington.edu>

This is probably partially based on Bella Akhmadulina's visit with the
Nabokovs. The non-Russian last name (here Armenian) is a giveaway.
COMMENT: You may be right, Galya, but I heard the tale of Akhmadulina's
visit from her own lips and it was more than adulatory. I recall she
published an account of the visit in an article (in *Ogonek*?) that may
have varied from her oral account.