Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001135, Thu, 30 May 1996 10:41:09 -0700

Millhauser's _Mullhouse_ (fwd)
From: Jay Livingston <LIVINGSTON@saturn.montclair.edu>

Maybe it's flamebait for this group, but I thought subscribers
might be interested in the following two sentences from a review of "Edwin
Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954" by Steven
Millhauser, first published in 1973. The review is written by Jim Lewis
and appeared in the Voice Literary Supplement, May 1996.

"With that twist in mind it's fair to surmise that 'Mullhouse' was
written with at least a sidelong glance at Nabokov's 'Pale Fire'; it's a parody
of a parody. But of the two, Millhauser's is easily the better book--subtler,
creepier, more clever and perverse, funnier, and line for line more beautifully